Austin Theriot (b. 1995) is a composer, pianist, and educator from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Austin's creative work spans a wide variety of genres and styles, including chamber music, choral music, service music, solo voice, electronic/electroacoustic music, improvisatory performance, and solo piano music.
His music has been performed nationally and internationally by ensembles such as Houston Grand Opera’s community outreach division (HGOco), KC VITAs Chamber Choir, Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, Concordia University A Cappella Choir, Cantamus of Concordia University, and others. In 2018, he received the Richard Hillert Award in Student Composition. He studied Music Composition at Rice University under Dr. Richard Lavenda from 2014-2015 and with Ralph Johnson at Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival for two years.
Austin graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska, with distinction (2018), with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a concentration in Music Theory and Composition. In May 2019, was awarded the Outstanding Graduate award in Music. He is currently living in Austin, Texas, pursuing a master’s degree in music composition at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. Austin is a member of ASCAP.
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