A composer, professor of music, and avid cellist, Tom’s compositions have been performed extensively throughout Europe and North America by noted professional artists and ensembles. His music is recorded on the Albany. Klavier, Bridge, SEAMUS, Capstone, and Advance labels. He has received grants, prizes, awards, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Music Center, the Pasadena Arts Council, the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities, the Delius Society, the University of Southern California, “Meet the Composer,” and Yaddo.
“I’ve always loved the sound of Schoenhut pianos and only recently began to compose for it. The tasty ambiguity of octave placement in single notes was the inspiration for ‘Shepard’s Pi’.” YouTube -Tom Flaherty Shepard’s Pi for toy piano and electronics.