Tom McColley, composition
Composer, Thomas McColley, is from Baltimore, Maryland and lives in Tampa, Florida. He is Adjunct Professor of Composition at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Co- Director of the Community School of the Arts in Tampa, and Resident Composer with the Reflections Chamber Ensemble. His music is characterized by a fascination with timbre and orchestration and he values collaborating with performers during the creative process. His work includes solo pieces, chamber music, works for large ensemble, electronic music, and music for the theater. His music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Recent commissions include Behind the Eye, a flute quartet, for Flute 4, in North Carolina, Deep Blue, a clarinet quintet, for Buffet Crampon, and Night Waves, for trombone and piano, for the Eastern Trombone Workshop. In addition to his work as a composer he has taught music theory and orchestration at all levels and is active as a trombonist. He received his B.A. in Trombone Performance from the University of South Florida and his M.A. in Music Composition from the University of California, San Diego. A grateful lymphoma survivor, he enjoys volunteering for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.