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School of Dance

Tom Farrell

Resident Composer / Composition Teacher / Accompanist

Tom Farrell, pianist, percussionist, and composer, has distinguished himself for more than three decades as a versatile artist and dedicated teacher. He has taught, composed, and accompanied classes at such institutions as Brown University, under the direction of Julie Adams Strandberg, and at Barnard and Bennington Colleges. He has accompanied classes at the Paul Taylor Dance School and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Tom is founding musical director for NYSSSA School of Dance and has accompanied classes for master teachers representing a wide range of movement styles and techniques, including Carolyn Adams, Mary Anthony, Ruth Andrien, Robert Battle, Carla Maxwell, Donald McKayle, Daniel Nagrin, Walter Nicks, David Parsons, and Ethel Winter. Tom has composed works for choreographers Terry Creach, Jude Finch, Betty Jones, Mickey McLaughlin, Deb Meunier, Julie Adams Strandberg, and Martha Whitman.