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Christian L. Thomas

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About the Composer

Christian L. (C. L.) Thomas (b. 1996, Maryland) is an American composer, conductor and instrumentalist.

Mr. Thomas studied at Marshall University under Dr. Mark Zanter, with graduate studies at George Mason University under Prof. Mark Camphouse.

As a composer, Mr. Thomas's music seeks to break the fourth wall and immerse audience and musicians in soundscapes depicting moments like the first budding flower of spring, the emotional trauma of cognitive dissonance, haunting nightmares, and more.

He has received commissions by faculty members from Marshall and George Mason and recently for the Minnesota Consortium for Black American Composers.

As a euphoniumist and trombonist, Mr. Thomas has performed in diverse settings, including Crossroads Apostolic Church, community ensembles such as the Greater Huntington Symphonic Band, the Southern Maryland Concert Band, the George Mason University Wind Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland in Concert as well as various workshops with the Capital Wind Symphony. As a conductor, he has worked with ensembles as a marching brass instructor, guest clinician, and guest speaker, and has led large ensembles in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as at Arizona State University.


Works for Winds

  • To Build an Altar (2021)
  • Celtic Dance (2019)
  • Elegy (2017)
  • Euphonium Concerto No. 1 (2019)
  • Euphonium Concerto No. 2 - Stargazer (2022)
  • The Founder's March (2021)
  • The Light that Pierced the Veil (2021)
  • A Light Unveiled (2020)
  • Prevail (2020)
  • Resolution (2020)
  • Seven Miniatures of a Widow (2018)
  • A Solemn Prayer (2020)
  • Songs on the Sea (2019)
  • Spring Overture (2019)
  • The Steel Mill Fanfare (2021)
  • Wicomico Portraits (2020)


Resources