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Name: Deborah Thurlow
Skills: Composer, Conductor, Player, Teacher, Producer
Phone: +1 (201) 287 0982
Address: 107 DeGraw Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Deborah Thurlow earned a CUNY BA through the Local 802 Music Program at Kingsborough CC/Lehman College in 1990 and a MFA in performance from SUNY Purchase in 1993. The horn teachers and performers that had a significant impact on her performance and skill technique were Lester Solomon, Harry Berv, William Purvis, David Jolley, Abby Mayer and Robert Watt.

She is a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey and a freelance musician in the New York area and in Europe. In 1999 she produced a two-day music event, Next Horn Wave , where she put together horn players from the East and West coasts and Europe to perform music devoted to the art of both contemporary and jazz improvisation. She has been favorably reviewed in the press, including the NY Times. In addition, her one act play with music, The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth , had an Equity Showcase run of seven performances in April 1997 by the New Media Repertory under the direction of Miranda MacDermot. In the past she has performed with the Pina Baush Ballet Company, Franz Kaman, David Amram, Anthony Davis, The New York Composers Orchestra, and many others too numerous to mention.

She studied both composition and orchestration with John Corigliano at Lehman College .She has received grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP Awards, William Petshek Music Fund and the Puffin Cultural Foundation. Her works are published with Ensemble Publications/Nichols Music Company and DSM Producers who caters to the film and tv industry exclusively. She has received grants from Meet the Composer, William Petshek Music Fund, The Puffin Cultural Foundation and also Composer in Residence at Morehead State University in Kentucky in the summer of 1988 and has been reviewed favorably in the New York Times and other printed media. Her one act play with music The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth, had an Equity Showcase of seven performances in April of 1997 by the New Media Repertory under the direction of Miranda MacDermot. She has four recordings to her credit, Angelic Waves - Part 1 (2000), Angelic Waves - Part 2 (2003), Its Not The Way - song single (2007)are independent releases and I Am (2001), Patchworks (2004), The Darwin Effect (2008) on the Capstone Records label.

As music educator she has taught in numerous settings, privately, pubic schools, colleges and neighborhood performing arts schools. Presently, she is teaching general music and is director of band and choir at Memorial Middle School in West Paterson, New Jersey. She also teaches horn at the Newark School of the Arts in Newark, New Jersey.



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