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Thomas Addison
Thomas Addison image

Known for his “rich and colorful tonal landscape,” Composer Thomas Addison has written works for full orchestra to scores for dance and Off-Broadway Theater.  He has received several awards including the New Music for Young Ensembles National Composers’ Competition First Prize, and grants from Meet the Composer and ASCAP. His works have been heard in the New York City metropolitan area at Weill Recital Hall, The Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, Mannes College, Hofstra University, The Construction Company, on radio station WQXR, and internationally in Belgium and Japan.  He has received performances by The Meridian String Quartet, The Alaria Chamber Ensemble, The Momenta String Players, The Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, and numerous solo artists in the USA and abroad. He is one of the founding composer members of Music Under Construction, and is a member of the Composition and Theory Department at New York City’s Mannes College of Music.

Addison is also a pop and jazz keyboardist and has performed live at such venues as The Road House in New York City and The Times Union Center in Albany, NY.  He has also been featured on CDs released by the rock band Major Minor and vocalist Liv Cummins.  

His setting of Psalm 24 for mixed voices and organ will be premiered in the fall of 2009 at  St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Among his current works in progress is Gdansk, an opera based on Poland’s history breaking Solidarity Movement during the 1980s. Additionally, he is completing the music score for the film A La Julia de Borgos, scheduled for release in late 2009.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Addison is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, Georgia State University, and The Mannes College of Music. He resides in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York.

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