Thomas B Yee

From Wind Repertory Project
Thomas B. Yee


Thomas B. Yee is an American composer.

Mr. Yee is pursuing a DMA in composition at the University of Texas. Previous degrees are B.A. in music composition and B.A. in creative writing from Pepperdine University, 2014.

Some composers found their love of music at the symphony hearing Brahms or Beethoven—Thomas discovered his from the 16-bit beeps and boops of the family Super Nintendo. Though his musical adventures have broadened from slaying virtual dragons, he has carried music's narrative power with him ever since. Whether depicting what amazing phenomena of light in nature might sound like, exploring the stories and deeds of unsung heroes during the Holocaust, or warning against the dangers of otherizing with the mythos of Leviathan, Thomas seeks to connect with listeners' hearts and minds through the power of musical communication.

Specializing in wind ensemble composition from study with Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, and Jerry Junkin at the University of Texas at Austin, Thomas' catalogue for wind ensemble is published with Murphy Music Press. Blending the roles of composer and theorist, Thomas' scholarly concentration is the field of music and meaning, developed in his work with Robert Hatten.

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