David Evan Thomas has been honored with two McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships, an Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Born in Rochester, New York, in 1958, Thomas studied at Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, and with Dominick Argento at the University of Minnesota. His music is published by ECS, MorningStar, Augsburg Fortress and several other publishers.
Thomas was the first composer-in-residence for The Schubert Club from 1997-2005 and in 2016 he received the “An die Musik Award” from that organization for outstanding service. In 2018 Thomas was initiated into Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity as a National Arts Associate. Thomas lives in Minneapolis.