Thomas LaVoy (b. 1990) is an award winning composer of contemporary concert music. He is currently completing his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, where he studies with the world-renowned Welsh composer Paul Mealor. In 2013 Thomas graduated summa cum laude from Westminster Choir College in Princeton New Jersey, where he studied with Joel Phillips and James Goldsworthy. His choral works have been commissioned and performed by choirs across the globe in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Following the Carnegie Hall debut of his music in 2016, Thomas received a commission from the John Armitage Memorial (JAM) in London to produce a substantial work for the BBC Singers. The resulting work, O Great Beyond, was premiered at the annual JAM on the Marsh festival by Nicholas Cleobury and the BBC Singers, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3's In Concert.

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Every so often in a generation a deeply honest and compelling compositional voice emerges. For me, Thomas LaVoy is that voice; a composer who is able to knit life into a unique sound palate that explores choral sound as a deeply expressive medium. With each piece my choir has sung, we all take a deeply life affirming and life changing journey. He is one of the emerging and compelling compositional voices of his generation that has already made its mark in the choral world.
— James Jordan

Choral Works

The choral works of Thomas LaVoy are available for purchase from GIA Publications, G. Schirmer and Hewitt Hill Music. Please visit individual work pages for more information. 



Thomas is currently accepting commissions for both choral and instrumental works of any length or instrumentation. For more information on the commissioning process, visit this page

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The Same Stream

Thomas is a founding member, professional chorister and resident composer in The Same Stream Choir of Philadelphia, PA. The choir has also recorded a number of his works, which can be found here

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Social Media

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