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The dark around us, come

chorale from Three Sabbaths

This website houses information about Thomas's music and it is the place to learn more, purchase music and recordings and make contact. Feel free to roam around, and please let us know what you think:

"Thomas Cabaniss's score exudes a contemporary, atonal beauty seasoned with just a pinch of lush, Broadway-worthy melody."

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This is the website for Thomas Cabaniss, a composer of music for opera, dance, theater, and the concert stage.

The 2013-14 Season

I have been invited to join the faculty of the Mannes College The New School for Music. I'll be teaching a new course called The Art of Musical Engagement, working with incoming freshmen on ways to develop reflective practices that can inform their lives as musical artists. I'll continue teaching at Juilliard, this year offering a new theory elective on the perception of time in the music of Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Carter. With the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, I'll be leading songwriting workshops and working on LinkUp, which continues to grow and spread its interactive approach to places like Sapporo, Japan and Asturias, Spain.

This Spring I'll be working on a couple of new pieces, one for the summer and the other for the 14-15 season. More details soon!

VIDEO: Up You Virgins, Off To Battle from Penthesilea

VIDEO: Bright Is the Ring of Words & A Lad That Is Gone

CD release: Theodore Roosevelt Round on CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SPIRIT


"Cabaniss's score plays a vital role in shaping our perceptions—providing stentorian, driving drum passages; tumbling piano sequences; achingly sweet violin melodies; and much more."