Thomas LaVoy (b. 1990) is an award-winning composer of contemporary concert music, with particular emphasis on choral composition. In November, 2017 he received his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he studied with the world-renowned Welsh composer Paul Mealor. Dr. LaVoy’s choral works have been widely commissioned and performed in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Poland, New Zealand and Taiwan. Recent commissions have included substantial works for the BBC Singers, the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and the Laudamus Chamber Chorale.
Dr. LaVoy’s recent research is primarily focused on the intersection between music and text, cross-cultural musical exchange, and the works of Indian poets Rabindranath Tagore and Sarojini Naidu; the capstone of his PhD was a large work titled Endless, a setting of Tagore’s Nobel Prize-winning collection of poetry, Gitanjali. Dr. LaVoy is also an active singer and resident composer with The Same Stream choir of Philadelphia, conducted by Dr. James Jordan.
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