West Point grad Tom Weaver’s composition performed at UA’s ‘Composers Present’ concert

Courtesy of The University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama student Tom Weaver, a graduate of West Point High School, had a musical composition performed by UA’s Contemporary Ensemble at the “Composers Present” event April 12 in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building on the UA campus. The title of the work was “Kaiwa,” the first movement of his woodwind trio, for flute, clarinet and piano (world premiere).

The UA Contemporary Ensemble in the School of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, is committed to performing the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including masterworks by established composers, music by emerging composers and the music of UA student and faculty composers.

Striving to present this body of art at an exceptionally high level, the ensemble aims to endow student performers with a strong foundation of knowledge for this canon of musical literature, to enlarge the audience for contemporary art music and to generate new opportunities for its performance. The ensemble is dedicated to encouraging and nurturing the music and careers of the composers and performers of today.