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Thomas Thoreau is a composer caught in a healthy balance of film/game scores, jazz, and concert works. Occasionally, he manages to find time to perform, arrange, orchestrate, and conduct as well. Originally hailing from Kansas City, MO, he relocated to New Orleans to pursue his BM in Music Composition from Loyola University New Orleans. His original symphonic work “Destino de ida y vuelta” won the 2016 Loyola Composer Competition, and was premiered by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra in April of 2016.

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Thomas Thoreau is a composer caught in a healthy balance of film/game scores, jazz, and concert works. Occasionally, he manages to find time to perform, arrange, orchestrate, and conduct as well.

EDUCATION

Bachelors in Music Composition

Loyola University New Orleans

HONORS

  • 2015-2016 Loyola University

   Student Composer Competition

  • 2015 Outstanding Music Theory Student, Loyola University

  • 2016 Outstanding Music Composition Student, Loyola University


ORIGIN OF NAMES

Thomas is the Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma'), meaning "twin".

Thoreau is the French form of the Swedish Thorald, taken from the Old Norse Þóraldr, meaning "Follower of Thor."

LESSONS

INSTRUMENTAL

Acoustic Guitar
​14 Years of experience
10 years of private​ study​
7 years gigging in New Orleans
Electric Guitar
​14 Years of experience
10 years of private​ study​
7 years of gigging in New Orleans
Upright Bass
​8 Years of experience
4 years of collegiate​ study​
5 years gigging in New Orleans
Renaissance Lute
​6 Years of experience
3 years of collegiate​ study​
3 years of gigging in New Orleans
Member of:
Musica da Camera (2013 - 2016)
Bywater Baroque (2016 - 2018)
Rogue Baroque (2018 - present)

MUSICAL INSTRUCTION

Music Composition
BM in Music Composition
Loyola University New Orleans, 2016
 2016 Outstanding Music Composition Student
2015-2016 Loyola Student Composer Competition
Music Theory
BM in Music Composition
Loyola University New Orleans, 2016
2015 Outstanding Music Theory Student
2016 Outstanding Music Composition Student
Film Music & Digital Audio Production
Instruction offered in:
Scoring, foley, and audio design for film & TV
All majors Digital Audio Workstations
MIDI interfacing & sequencing
Realism from Virtual Sound Libraries
Mixing & mastering for film, radio, and online
Songwriting
​10+ years of experience
10 years gigging in New Orleans
Writer For:
No True Scotsman
Indie Folk Orchestra

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