Essays by Ron Thomas
These essays provide insight into his teaching and composition.
Entering the Condition of Theatre
Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth.
Bits and Pieces
Fragments, quotes, embellishments and inspirations.
Roots of My Aesthetics
To write true and beautiful music, but not establish a doctrine of absolute beauty.
Tonal Harmonic Principles through Four Part Harmony
My method is closer to an apprenticeship than a pedagogy.
A Brief Survey of My Music Theory Studies
A practical exploration and analysis.
Metaphor and Symbol
The House of Counted Days, a fragment for Bill Karlins
Free from the Fetish of Chronology
Storming the realm of pure imagination.....
I hold a mirror up to music literature itself....
Fragments: Unexpected Protocols and Implications & Invocations of the Whole
Art in my case is really the same as the vocation of the philosopher.