Meet our Composers:

Thomas Lang, Composer

I.C.Players' Commission:

Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Performed by I.C.Players on October 4, 2014

Biography:

Thomas C. Lang's music has been performed at the LaCrosse New Music Festival, UW-Madison New Music in April Festival, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, and by the reed trio Le Triangle d'Or,the percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion, the UW-Madison Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Winona State University Wind Ensemble, the Badger Bones Choir, and the University of Minnesota's Xperimental Theatre.  In 2010, the first two movements of his Music for Orchestra in However Many Incarnations (each movement based on an actor who played the Doctor in Doctor Who) won the annual UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition, and they received their world premiere in February 2011.  His music has been broadcast on WORT 89.9, WSUM 91.7 and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Upcoming performances include his Sonata for Euphonium, Trombones, and Percussion, a commission from euphoniumist Brett Keating.  The sonata will receive its world premiere as a multimedia performance featuring the photography of Xavier Nuez.  Further upcoming performances include a commission from Pittsburgh's Incidental Chamber Players, a work for flute, viola, and harp, and he will also serve as composer in residence for the group for their 2014-2015 season.

Thomas has taught as a TA in music theory at the UW-Madison School of Music, and as an instructor of music composition and advanced theory for the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic.  He has also taught as a guest lecturer in music theory at the University of St. Thomas, and has presented masterclasses in music composition at Southwest High School in Minneapolis.  He currently teaches private lessons in composition and music theory out of his home in Minneapolis.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in music education from Winona State University and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the UW-Madison.  Laura Schwendinger and Stephen Dembski have been his primary teachers in composition.

 

(Updated October 4, 2014)

 

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