Linthicum-Blackhorse, William

William Linthicum-Blackhorse (b. 1989)

William Linthicum-Blackhorse is a critically acclaimed American contemporary composer born in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. He has been actively commissioned, writing music for ensembles and performers including the South Dakota State University Wind Symphony, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Delaware Choral Academy, National Flute Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Texas Tech University Orchestras, South Plains College Choirs, and Fulbright Scholar flutist Tammy Yonce.

William began composing on his own at the age of 12. His music studies began in the piano studio of Mary Ann LaCour in Katy, Texas at the age of 13. He attended Cinco Ranch High School and studied choir, musical theatre, and dance. In 2005, he was awarded the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated with honors in 2007 and began attending Baylor University to study Aerospace Science. In 2013 he attended McLennan College in Waco to earn prerequisites for a Bachelor’s degree in music; however, in 2014 he was accepted into a Master of Music program for composition at Texas Tech University. He completed his Master’s degree in 2016 and his DMA in 2019 concluding with his capstone musical drama The Raven, performed jointly by Moonlight Musicals Co. and TTU Opera.

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