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Tom Dempster is a composer and educator living and working in West Columbia, SC. He has previously taught at the University of Texas, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, South Carolina State University, and the Governor's School of North Carolina. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. 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!!!

Current Works in progress, June 2016

- piano four-hands / wind ensemble
- flute / fixed media
- clarinet / fixed media
- ...AND MORE!!!

Some Recent/Upcoming Performances:

- CMS National 2015
- NYCEMF 2015 & 2016
- NYU New Music Ensemble
- NACUSA 2016
- IDRS 2016
- NASA 2016
- ...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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i. windows
ii. slow focus
iii. zoom out