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T. L. Read

Composer, Violinist, Teacher

"...a gifted and creative spirit who knows how to write for instruments!"

Thomas L. Read is Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont. He has composed music for a variety of media, much of it on commission -- music for small ensembles, full orchestra, solo voice, chorus and musical theater. He has been a recipient of many Arts Council and University composition and recording stipends and has been awarded fellowships from organizations such as the McDowell Colony, the Charles Ives Institute, and the Johnson Composers Conference. Recent premieres include Capricci for guitar and string quartet (released on Navona Records), No Vermonters in Heaven for chorus (released on Social Band, Carving the Circle - 12 Zodiac Choruses, If Winter Comes for flute and piano, Concert Champetre for guitar and cello and Lightning Galop for orchestra. American Composers Edition, C.F. Peters, Tunbridge Music and Tuba/Euphonium Press publish his music.