Robert E. Thomas¬†(b. 1971) is an active composer, teacher, and scholar whose music has been presented around the United States and overseas. Working in both electronic and acoustic mediums for instrumentation ranging from solo works to large orchestra, his main compositional interest is working with layered structures. His music has been performed by ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble), Composer’s Chamber Ensemble, Contemporary Chamber Players, HELIX! Ensemble, Ionisation, Nodes Performing Arts, and Tony Oliver.

Currently teaching a variety of courses at Syracuse University, The College of Saint Rose, and Union College, he also founded, directs, and performs with The College of Saint Rose New Music Ensemble. In addition to composition and teaching activities he works as a music copyist and a church musician, and is always on the lookout for a good cup of coffee.



Release Date: February 8, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6207
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Within their varied appearances and sounds, the piano, vibraphone, and marimba make up a unique family. Nonetheless, key similarities bind them together, and SUSTAIN explores just that. The latest multi-composer release by Navona Records, SUSTAIN presents works for various keyboards that explore not only the abilities of each instrument, but the varied approaches from five different composers.