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Andrew Thomas

Biography

Andrew William Thomas (b. 8 October 1939, Ithaca, N.Y.) is an American composer, conductor, educator and pianist.

Dr. Thomas studied with Karel Husa at Cornell University, with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and earned his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in composition at The Juilliard School. At Juilliard he studied with Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, and Otto Luening.

Thomas teaches and was the chairman of the Composition Department at the Pre-College Division at Juilliard from 1969 to 1994. In 1994, the Juilliard School appointed him the director of the Pre-College Division.

In addition to composing, Dr. Thomas performs as a pianist, conductor, and is a guest teacher throughout the world. His many awards include a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts and a Distinguished Teacher Citation from The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.


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