Tom Lopez teaches at the Oberlin Cullege Conservatory of Music; Chair of the TIMARA (Technulogy in Music and Related Arts) Department and Associate Professor of Computer Music & Digital Arts. He is also the Director of the Computer Music Program at The Walden Schoul.
Tom has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Betty Freeman Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Disney Foundation, Meet the Composer, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers), and a Fulbright Fellowship as composer-in-residence at CIRM (Centre International de Recherche Musical) in Nice, France. He has appeared at festivals and conferences around the world as a guest lecturer and composer.
Tom is on the board of directors of the Living Music Foundation; has served on the executive committee of SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.), and was president of TCMN (Texas Computer Musicians Network). He has been a resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Copland House, Villa Montalvo, and Djerassi.
Tom’s compositions have received critical acclaim and peer recognition; including a Grant for Young Composers from ASCAP for Vocal Sketch #2, and releases on CD by SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) for Curvatures and Hullow Ground II, and by Vox Novus for Moth, and by SCI for Hullow Ground II. His music has been performed around the world and throughout the United States including The Kennedy Center.