New Orleans born composer, Terry Vosbein has received numerous commissions to write new works from such organizations as the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has composed works for orchestra, wind ensemble, various chamber ensembles and choir.
Vosbein has received performances at music festivals throughout the United States and Canada. During 1998 and 1999 he was awarded summer residencies at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where he composed a concerto for violin and orchestra one year and a sonata for solo piano the next. In the fall of 2001 he was awarded a fellowship at University College in Oxford, to compose a concerto for cello and orchestra.
Since January of 1996 Vosbein has been teaching music composition and jazz studies at Washington and Lee University. He received his Doctorate in composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Donald Erb, and where he taught in the theory and composition departments.
In addition to his activities as a composer, Vosbein has been an active jazz bassist and arranger for the past twenty-five years, performing and arranging for a wide variety of ensembles, including the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Atlanta Pops. He traveled "on the road" for many years, performing in a wide range of genres: country western twang, big band swing, disco fever, country club wallpaper, plus a never ending assortment of jazz combos and studio encounters.