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Thomas Cabaniss

College Division

College Division: 

  • Music Studies (Dance), Music Theory and Analysis

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Born in Charleston, SC

Composer for dance, theater, film, and the concert stage. Orchestra: Come To Play, Drumlines, To Make Words Sing, Away I Fly (Carnegie Hall commissions for LinkUp performed in 70 orchestras across the US and internationally); Chamber: One Silken Thread (2014), Tiny Bits of Outrageous Love (2012) Searching for Kristallnacht (2008). Choral: Celestial Fire (2013 for the Young People's Chorus of NYC), Behold the Star (2003). Operas: Denmark VeseyThe Sandman. Dance scores for Hilary Easton + Company: The Reclamation (2009), Noise + Speed (2008), It's All True (2007), and The Short-Cut (2005). Theater scores for Spoleto Festival USA, Yale Repertory Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Dallas Theater Center, Center Stage Baltimore, Portland Stage Company, Pearl Theater, Primary Stages, Target Margin Theater, Juilliard Drama Division. Obie Award, 1998; Drama Desk nomination, 1998; ASCAP Foundation Award, 1998; score for The Lunch Date, an Academy Award-winning short film, 1990. Served as education director, N.Y. Philharmonic, and music animateur, Philadelphia Orchestra. Articles in Chamber Music magazine and Teaching Artist Journal. Music published by Boosey & Hawkes, European American Music, G. Schirmer, MusiCreate Publications. Member ASCAP. Associated artist, Target Margin Theater.

Degrees and Studies

B.A., Yale U.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1998.