Tom Lawrence is a composer, educator and percussionist based in Yorkshire where he works as a peripatetic music teacher for the Hull Music Service. He is particularly interested in music education and helping young people to engage with contemporary music. He has composed extensively for young musicians as well as teaching composition in both primary and secondary schools and leading collaborative composition projects. He has also coordinated composition events for the Hull Music Service including delivering training for primary teachers.
Tom began his studies at Goldsmith’s College with Ross Lorraine and Roger Redgate, then completed a Master’s degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Malcolm Singer and a PhD in Composition at Brunel University, working with Peter Wiegold and Richard Barrett among others.
Tom’s music has been performed by groups such as the Rout ensemble and the Kreutzer Quartet, as well as youth ensembles such as Hounslow Youth Orchestra and the City of Hull Youth Orchestra. In 2017 he was commissioned by the Hull Music Hub to compose a piece for 650 young musicians which was performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth Schools Proms.
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