(March 1, 2012)

Faculty member Thomas Hundemer presents original compositions

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Hurley School of Music will present an evening of original compositions by Thomas Hundemer on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will also feature Sally Horak, flute; Gay Grosz, piano; and Gale Odom, soprano. Visiting music faculty and the cello ensemble from Northwestern State University will also perform.

Thomas Hundemer

Hundemer's concert will showcase various musical compositions:

  • Gently Weep for Cello with Digital Audio Delay

  • Preludium and Recuerdo de Xalapa for Flute and Cello

  • Because I could not stop for death

  • The Knight

  • Fragment

  • Grooves & Vamps for Flute, Viola and Cello

  • Prelude on a Bach Prelude for Cello Ensemble

Thomas Hundemer is lecturer in horn at Centenary College in Shreveport as well at Bossier Parish Community College. He has been the principal horn of the Shreveport Symphony since 1983 and has performed with many orchestras in the U.S and Mexico, among them the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico and the Quad Cities Symphony (Iowa-Illinois).

As a composer he has had numerous performances of works for chamber ensembles and choir, including his orchestral piece On Highways and Byways, commissioned for the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and premiered by the Shreveport Symphony in 2004. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Iowa.

Hundemer is also the director of the Hurley Music Library at Centenary College, the only music library in the tri-state region, and is orchestra librarian for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and brass coordinator for worship services at First Methodist Church in Shreveport.