Neil Thornock was born in Washington State — the rural, agricultural side — in 1977. He received degrees in organ performance and composition from Brigham Young University and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University.

Current projects include a full opera about the Biblical figure Enoch, a work for seven trumpets, narrator, and orchestra, an all-saxophone CD for Innova Records, an accordion trio for Eric Bradler. Recently completed works include Plutoids for orchestra, Fractured Compound for the U.S. Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet, and movements for piano with electronics.

Neil Thornock is assistant professor of music composition and theory at Brigham Young University. He and his wife Tammy are the parents of five children. He is also a recently recovered unicyclist turned bicyclist.


No Stopping, Standing, or Parking

Release Date: August 1, 2011
Catalog Number: NV5861
NO STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING features the works of Utah-based composer Neil Thornock and performances by the United States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet, the Upland Chamber Ensemble, and Amanda Baker. Thornock's compositions draw from a variety of inspirations, from the urgency of highway travel to the hip, angular imagery of Gertrude Stein.