Specializations: instrumental conducting
About: Thomas C. Duffy, composer and conductor, is Director of Bands at Yale University He has served as a member of the Fulbright National Selection Committee, a member of the Tanglewood II Symposium planning committee, and was member of Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (2005). He has served as president of the New England College Band Directors Association, and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Eastern Division, editor of the CBDNA Journal, publicity chair for the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, chair of the Connecticut Music Educators Association’s Professional Affairs and Government Relations committees, and has represented music education in Yale’s Teacher Preparation Program. He is a member of American Bandmasters Association, American Composers Alliance, Connecticut Composers Incorporated, and BMI. An active composer with a D.M.A. in composition from Cornell University, where he was a student of Karel Husa and Steven Stucky, he has accepted commissions from the American Composers Forum, the United States Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Field Band, and many bands, choruses, and orchestras. Deputy Dean of the School of Music from 1999 to 2005, he served as Acting Dean in the 2005-06 academic year. He joined the Yale faculty in 1982.