Avinger, Thomas

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Avinger, Thomas Gender: M
Tommy Dalton Avinger
born on 28 September 1929 at 05:15 (= 05:15 AM )
Place Weslaco, Texas, 26n10, 97w59
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°26 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°47'


American composer, conductor and systems analyst for the oil industry. He completed at least 50 musical works, including a one-act opera, a ballet suite, orchestral works with chorus, and various smaller works for chorus, piano, chamber ensembles, and art songs. His musical style has been compared to Shostakovich's for its "lofty, inspiring melodies and startling romantic passages".

During his lifetime, his works were performed at Baylor University, Eastern Illinois University, the Moores School of Music, by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for a Composers Conference moderated by Darius Milhaud, and many churches and smaller venues in Texas.

As a performing musician, Avinger conducted and sang in numerous choirs, and was the assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony Chorale.

He died in Houston, Texas, on 18 November 2000.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Wikipedia has 1928 in error.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Vocation : Computer : Systems Analyst (Oil industry)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Choirs)