Thomas Dempster
Hot Springs, AR

My, what a trustworthy beard!

Tom Dempster is a composer and educator living and working in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He has previously taught at the University of Texas, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, South Carolina State University, Claflin University, and the Governor's School of North Carolina. He currently serves as director of musical activities at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs, AR. He holds degrees in composition from both the University of Texas and UNC-Greensboro. Please visit his website for more information, music clips, and downloadable scores...AND MORE!!!


"the bunyip" for alto saxophone and fixed media (2014)
the bunyip for alto saxophone and pre-recorded stereo sounds
from "seven selected snapshots of a lingering spectre" (2010)
Fourth movement of seven selected snapshots of a lingering spectre (2010) for violin and piano.
"camera" for chamber orchestra (2003-2004)
camera for chamber orchestra (2003-2004), UTNME performing
Instrumentation (single instruments)
Flute (doubles picc and alto), clarinet in Bb, oboe (doubles English horn), bassoon (doubles contrabassoon)
Horn in F, trumpet, trombone
2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 bass
2 percussion, piano

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