Thomas LaVoy | Composer
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One of the most compelling voices of his generation.
— James Jordan | Grammy-nominated Conductor and Author
Dr. LaVoy’s understanding of poetry, word stress, diction and texture makes his music not only inspirational, but a joy to sing.
— Dr. Erin Colwitz | Director of Choirs, Northern Michigan University
His music is undeniably human, an urgent call to the modern choral world.
— Dr. Brandon Waddles | Composer and Conductor

Thomas LaVoy is an award-winning composer of contemporary concert music. His work is known the world over for striking a balance between emotional depth and compositional craft, grounded in the power of words and music in tandem. A prolific composer of choral music, LaVoy’s works have been commissioned and performed by choirs across the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in mainland Europe, Asia and Oceania. He received his undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College and his PhD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he was a choral scholar in the Chapel Choir of King’s College, Aberdeen. Thomas is a founding member and resident composer of The Same Stream, a professional choir based in Philadelphia and conducted by James Jordan. His music is published by GIA Publications, Walton Music, G. Schirmer, and Hewitt Hill Music. 



I am currently taking commissions for the 2019-2020 season and beyond. Whether it be vocal or instrumental, solo or ensemble or a combination of performing artists, my commissioning program is designed to deliver personally tailored works that audiences of all kinds are sure to love. And, new in 2019, I am pleased to offer private donors the ability to fund a new work in collaboration with performers in my ever-growing network.

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Choral Works

The majority of my choral works are published on the Evoking Sound Choral Series by GIA Publications in Chicago (James Jordan, executive editor), with further individual works published by Walton Music (Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series) and G. Schirmer (Harold Rosenbaum Choral Series). I also own and operate my own publishing house, Hewitt Hill Music, which allows me to produce quality scores for digital download.

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