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General Information

Contributor since: 13 November 2002

Number of scores on CPDL: 1

Works with editions by this editor: 2 (see list)

Contact Information

http://www.tvozzella.com/

Education

He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, the Master of music degree from Northeast Louisiana University (University of Louisiana, Monroe), and the Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Nazarene College. Additional work was completed at Nazarene Theological Seminary, The University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the Royal School of Church Music, Croydon, England.

Background

Dr. Thomas R. Vozzella has served as a Music Ministry Director/Organist in Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and South Dakota since the age of fifteen. In addition to his church positions, he has taught at institutions of higher education in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, and Kansas. Choirs under his direction have constantly received superior ratings and have been invited to perform under his direction for the Kansas Music Educators Association, the Texas Choral Directors Association, at Carnegie Hall and the Tennessee Choral Directors Association. Thomas has concertized extensively throughout the US and the following countries - Italy, Austria, Germany, France, England, Netherlands (Holland), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Spain.

During his tenure at First United Methodist Church, El Dorado, Arkansas, the adult and youth choirs were heard on NPR’s Performance Today. He has also performed on the BBC, on NBC for the national broadcast service celebrating the release of American hostages in Iran (1981), for Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the infamous Ted “Teddy” Kennedy. He has had the honor of having bass Edward Pleasant, mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Luretta Bybee visit his rehearsals and sing with his choirs. He has also conducted performances at The White House by invitation of President and Mrs. George W. Bush. Additionally he conducted a mass choir, joined by Lee Greenwood and The Gatlin Brothers in The National Anthem at the Bush Homecoming Celebration in Midland, Texas, January 2009.

Compositions

Echo Noel, Louis-Claude Daquin – Arranged/SSAATTBB (Alliance Music Publications, Inc.), August 2007.

Psallite (Sing Rejoice), Michael Praetorius – Edited/SATB (CanticaNova Publishers), November 2006.

Tebe Poem (We Praise Thee, O God), Dobri Christov - Edited/Translated/SATB (Selah Publishing Co.), March 2004.

Sing Rejoice (Psallite), Michael Praetorius – Arranged/SAB (Abingdon Press), October 2003.

Praise the Lord (Havlite, Psalm 150), Dobri Christov - Arranged/SATB (Augsburg Fortress Publishers), September 2003.

Kyrie, T. Vozzella – Unison/Congregational setting (Worship Arts Journal), March-April 2003.

The Light of Christ, T. Vozzella - SATB (Worship Arts Journal), November-December 2002.

In Rama sonat gemitus, Anonymous - Edited/Unison Chant (http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sheet/677inram.pdf), 2002.


Publications

Article, Thomas Vozzella, T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral: The Dramatic Music, Choral Journal, April 2004.

Contributor, Listen 5th edition: Digitized Scores, (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's), 2004.

Book Review, James Jordan, The Musician’s Spirit: Connecting to Others through Story (Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc., 2002), Choral Journal, April 2004

Choral Reviews, Hubert Bird, Standin’ in the Need of Prayer; Earthsongs, Legends of St. Nicholas; Salamone Rossi, Ó dekha; Choral Journal, September 2003.

Choral Reviews, Malcolm Archer, JudgeEternal Throned in Splendor; Richard Wayne Dirksen, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Hal Hopson, People, Look East; and C. V. Stanford, Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem; Choral Journal, December 2002.

Book Review, Harold Farberman, The Art of Conducting Technique (Miami, FL: Warner Brothers Publications, 1997), Choral Journal, September 2002.

Recordings: Private Labels

Elmira Percussion Ensemble, Engineer/Editor, 2003

Holy Week Hymns and Classics for Organ, Engineer/Organist/Producer, 2001

My Lord What a Mornin’, Co-producer, 2001

Celebrate the Joy!, Organist/Producer, 1999

Sing to the Lord, Conductor/Producer, 1999

Servants of the Lord, Conductor/Producer, 1998

Praise the Lord with Pipes and Strings, Organist/Conductor/Producer, 1993

Messiah (complete), G. F. Handel, Eastern Nazarene College, Organist, 1985

Awards and Honors

Who’s Who in the World, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Who’s Who in America, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

The International Who’s Who in Music, 2002

Eastern Nazarene College Performance Competition, First Place, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1985

Ben Hodgkinson Award, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1983

Youth of America Singers Honors Choir, European Concert Tour, Summer 1982

Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts Concerto Competition, 1st Round Finalist, 1981

Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra Organist, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980

Grants

Dollye Neal Foundation Grant, Fall 2006 ($1,033,000) Establish Music and Arts Academy for 3year olds-12th graders

U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant, Spring 2005 ($36,000) Sterling College Music Education Technology Upgrades

Research Grant, Fall 2003 ($1,000) The University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama Project: English Choral Editions of Dobri Hristov’s Bulgarian Folk Music.