New York native Tom Morrison is a composer of contemporary classical music. His music has been performed across North America, Europe, and Asia. Morrison is a graduate of the University of Montana, in Missoula, where he studied composition with Patrick Williams, Charles Nichols, and Lee Heuremann; computer music with Simon Hutchinson; guitar with Luis Millan; and viola with Margaret Nichols Baldridge. In 2012 and 2013, he was the recipient of the R. Richard Riddle award in composition, as well as the 2013 Candy Paris Memorial Scholarship, The 2014 President’s Outstanding Senior Award (UM), and a finalist for the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards. In the summer of 2013 Morrison was a student at the Oregon Bach Festival, and in 2014 he studied with Samuel Adler at Freie Universität Berlin. He is the winner of the 2016 Thailand International Composition Festival Competition, judged by Mark Adamo, Aaron Jay Kernis, and John Corigliano. Morrison is currently pursuing his master’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York, under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse. He is the recipient of Juilliard’s Elliott Carter Memorial Scholarship and Gretchaninoff Memorial Scholarship.
LISTEN: Saudade for violin, clarinet, and piano
Jessie Fellows, violin; Narek Arutyunian, clarinet; Vatche Jambazian, piano