Thomas Limbert graduated from the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, Music & Philsophy, 1997), receiving the Thelma Thompson award for composition. He subsequently served on the percussion faculty of UNC-CH and worked as an audio engineer before starting graduate work in composition at Duke University on fellowship. He holds a MA in Composition and Ph.D. from Duke (2010). He is active as a composer and performer in the Triangle area of NC having composed both acoustic and electronic music for Burning Coal Theater Company and Duke Theater Studies productions and performed with Duke’s Encounters New Music series, Duke/UNC Milestones Festival, Peace College Chamber Singers and Mallarmé Chamber Players. Thom’s music has been performed across North America and abroad by, among others, the Duke & UNC Symphony Orchestras, Sarah Gaston and the Polish Radio Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, So Percussion, Alarm Will Sound and pulsoptional. His music is published by Studio 4 Music, Keyboard Percussion Publications and FuguFish publishing. His principal teachers have included Allen Anderson, Lynn Glassock, Stephen Jaffe, Anthony Kelley and Scott Lindroth.