Thomas Morse


Thomas Morse

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas began his musical journey at an early age. First as a serious student of the piano, then switching to composition, he wrote his first orchestral work while in high school. After receiving a bachelor's degree in composition from the University of North Texas, Morse was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in composition at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There, he continued studies in composition -- with an added interest in film composing.

In the years that followed, Morse composed orchestral scores for more than a dozen feature films including The Big Brass Ring (Orson Welles's final script, with William Hurt & Miranda Richardson), The Sisters (Maria Bello & Elizabeth Banks), and The Apostate (Dennis Hopper) and the noted orchestral score for Jerry Bruckheimer's hit CBS series The Amazing Race.

With a desire to renew focus on concert composition, Morse moved to Berlin. It was there that he began research for his first opera Frau Schindler.

Since 2012, Morse has been again based in Los Angeles. He is currently composing Frau Schindler, commissioned by The Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. The premiere will take place in November 2016, as a gala event to reopen the newly renovated opera house.

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