Paul Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Academic Area: Theory
Phone: (940) 898-2505
PhD in Composition, University of North Texas
MM in Composition, Bowling Green State University
BA in Theory/Composition, Cedarville University
Paul Thomas is an assistant professor and coordinator of music theory at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. His wide range of compositional interests include writing for performer and electronics, acoustic chamber music, and group improvisation.
Paul's acoustic and electronic works have been presented throughout the United States and Europe, including SEAMUS, CMS National and Regional Conferences, ATMI National Conference, NACWAPI National Conference, NACUSA National Conference, NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, National Flute Association, SCI National and Student National Conferences, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival,John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium, Texas Music Educators Assoc. Convention, Audiograft Sound Art and Experimental Music Festival in Oxford, England, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barndance, New Horizons Music Festival, Most Significant Bytes, Threshold Electroacoustic Festival, OWU/NOW Festival, NACUSA Texas Conference, Electric Pacific, Florida Flute Festival, Chamber Music in Grantham, Western Illinois New Music Festival, Electroacoustic Jukejoint, New Music Hartford, Soundcrawl: Nashville, Greater Denton Arts Council, Música Viva Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, ACF/Los Angeles, Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy, and the Vinko Lesic Music Festival in Split, Croatia. Recent commissions include Skeoumorph no. 1 for AVIDduo and Echo Chamber for the Miami Clarinet Quartet.
Originally from northeastern Ohio, Paul received degrees in composition from Cedarville University and Bowling Green State University and a PhD in composition from the University of North Texas. Paul has studied composition with Marilyn Shrude, Elainie Lillios, Cindy McTee, Andrew May, David Bithell, and Joseph Klein and piano with John Mortensen. Before his position at TWU, Paul taught at Dallas Baptist University.