Thomas Dempster

Art Discipline: 
West Columbia, SC
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 18, 2016 to Feb 5, 2016

Thomas Dempster is a composer of chamber, electroacoustic, and multimedia works, ranging from solo miniatures to extended works for orchestra with soloists. His music has been performed widely throughout North America and Europe, including the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, the San Francisco New Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, regional and national conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc. and the College Music Society, the National Flute Association, and the North American Saxophone Alliance. Among Dempster's honors are awards and grants from BMI, ASCAP, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the South Carolina Music Teachers Association. At the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, he will be working on commissions from Duo Korusa, the Lamar University Wind Ensemble, and the University of Lethbridge trumpet studio. His works are commercially available from Potenza Music Publishing, MusicSpoke, Murphy Music Press, Quiet Design Records, and Navona Records. He is an affiliate composer of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (BM) and the University of Texas at Austin (MM, DMA).