Thomas LaVoy (b. 1990) is a pianist and a composer of contemporary concert music. In 2013 he graduated summa cum laude from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he studied composition with Joel Phillips and Benjamin C.S. Boyle and piano with James Goldsworthy. In January of 2014, he began his PhD in music composition at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, where he studies with the world-renowned Welsh composer Paul Mealor. Thomas’ work has been commissioned and performed by numerous choral ensembles, including the Montclair State University Singers, the Westminster Choir, the Adelphian Concert Choir, the New York Virtuoso Singers, and the GRAMMY nominated choral ensemble Westminster Williamson Voices.
In July of 2013, the European premiere of Thomas’ Alleluia was sung by Williamson Voices as a part of their final celebrity choral concert at the Choral Music Institute at Oxford University. The piece was subsequently performed again at Lancing College Chapel in West Sussex as a part of the Shipley Arts Festival. In 2013 Thomas also received a major commission from The Marquette Symphony Orchestra for a choral-orchestral work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Italian Hall disaster. This large-scale work was performed on December 14th in Marquette, Michigan at the end of his term as Composer in Residence with the orchestra. Thomas’ music is published by GIA Publications, G. Schirmer and Hewitt Hill Music.