Hasenpflug, Thom

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Thom Hasenpflug


Born: September 13, 1966

Country: New York, U.S.A.

Studies: Ithaca College (B.A.1989, M.M.1993), University of Colorado (D.M.A.1996)

Teachers: Gordon Stout, Bill Molenhof, Doug Walter, Greg Woodward, Dana Wilson, Joe Lukasik

Website: http://www.thomhasenpflug.com

Dr. Thom Hasenpflug is nationally recognized as a unique performer and educational voice, while his compositions for percussion receive international recognition and are played all over the world. Currently the Director of Percussion Studies (Associate Professor of Music) at Idaho State University , he has held prior teaching posts at Drake University, the University of South Dakota, Emporia State University, and the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

Dr. Hasenpflug has presented performances, clinics and masterclasses at many universities, high schools, and festivals, for several Percussive Arts Society chapter Days of Percussion, and at the 2005 PAS International Convention. As a composer, he has been commissioned by some of the field’s leading percussionists, and has received top awards in the 1995 PAS composition contest for South of Jupiter, as well as receiving the 1993 Louis Smadbeck prize for Six Bagatelles. He has also judged several contests for various PAS activities, and was a featured composer-artist at both the 2006 and 2007 International Conventions. Other recent international performances of his works have occurred in London, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dublin, Rio de Janiero, Venezuela, and Sweden, by various percussion groups / individuals of note.

He has performed as a member of numerous symphonies, including acting as principal timpanist in the South Dakota Symphony, and more recently principal percussionist here with the Idaho State Civic Symphony. Dr. Hasenpflug has performed in symphonic and freelance capacities with artists as diverse as Peter Cetera, the Moody Blues, Blood Sweat and Tears, Riders in the Sky, and many others. He has also fronted the Hasenproject percussion group with brother, Andrew, whose album “Compercussions” has received critical acclaim (check it out here on this site!)

Born in 1966, he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in percussion and composition from Ithaca College, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado, having studied primarily with Gordon Stout, Doug Walter, Greg Woodward, Joe Lukasik, and secondarily with Bill Molenhof and Dana Wilson. Additionally, Hasenpflug was fortunate to study privately with notable Pulitzer Prize-winning composers during their respective residencies at Ithaca College, including John Corigliano, William Bolcom, and Karel Husa. Thom Hasenpflug has percussion works published through K.P.P. (a division of Malletech - Mostly Marimba), Go Fish Music, and C. Alan Publications, as well as his own label, “Hasenworks.” He is a proud endorser of Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drumheads, and Sabian Cymbals.[1]

Works for Percussion

5 Mornings for Flute and Marimba - Marimba; Flute
7/5 - Seven Over Five - Marimba
All Hallow's Eve - Marimba
All Times Identical to Recent Years - Marimba
Bicksa (Quartet #1) - Percussion Quartet
Cardinal Directions - Vibraphone; Voice - Soprano
Closet Carnival - Vibraphone
Contemporary Marimba Solos for the Gap - Marimba
Corps-tet - Percussion Quartet - Snare Drums (4)
Dedications, Book I - Marimba
Diptych, #2 - Percussion Duo
Diptych: Siesta y Vagancia - Percussion Duo - Marimba, Vibraphone
Euonymus Alatus - Percussion Ensemble (16) Flatiron Wolf - Marimba; Percussion Quartet
Leksaker (Toys) - Percussion Octet
Not for Rebecca - Vibraphone
Of Two Minds - Percussion Octet
Six Bagatelles - Marimba
South of Jupiter - Multiple Percussion; with Tape
The Kudu - Marimba
Third Dance - Marimba
Two Short Dances - Marimba


  1. Thom Hasenpflug Bio Retrieved 06/14/2012