Thomas Licata

Thomas Licata

Thomas Licata is a composer and theorist. He holds MM and MFA degrees in composition and music theory and a DMA in composition from the University of Maryland at College Park. He also studied electroacoustic music at the Institute of Sonology in The Netherlands. As a composer, Licata has written a wide variety of music that has been performed in the United States, Europe and Asia. His music is available on Neuma Records and Capstone Records.  As a theorist, much of his recent research has concentrated on the analysis of electroacoustic music, which is included in the noteworthy book, Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives (Greenwood Press, 2002). This book comprises a broad collection of essays of electroacoustic works while also demonstrating recent approaches to the analysis of this music. Licata is also editor of the book, Essays on the Music and Theoretical Writings of Thomas DeLio (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008). Comprised of a wide collection of essays, written by composers, music theorists, and performers, this book examines the work of one of the foremost composers and music theorists working today. Licata teaches music theory, composition and media arts at Hartwick College in Oneonta NY. He is also founder and director of the Hartwick College Electroacoustic Music Studios.