2015 Guest Composer
February 5–7, 2015
Composer of a wide variety of works spanning solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, and electronic media, Diane Thome is former professor and chair of the composition program at the University of Washington School of Music.
Her compositions have been presented in Europe, China, Australia, Israel, Canada, and the United States. She has been composer-in-residence at numerous institutions, including the University of Sussex (England), Bennington College, and the University of Cincinnati. Thome has also been a guest of the Ecole Nationale Claude Debussy and featured on French radio.
The Festival of Contemporary Art Music celebrates art music of our own time. Works by student and faculty composers are highlighted along with those of the visiting composer.
“Without the festival, and others like it, young people might not be introduced to this music,” says Dr. Charles Argersinger, professor emeritus and festival creator. “It really is in danger of becoming extinct.”
The 2015 Festival of Contemporary Art Music is made possible through generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Music. The festival was founded in 1989 by Dr. Argersinger and is currently under the direction of Ryan M. Hare.