Henry Flurry, an award-winning composer and pianist, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. His formal training includes studies at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Northwestern University School of Music, and the European American Musical Alliance of Paris, France. He has studied with Ellis Marsalis, Philip Lasser, Narcis Bonet, Michel Merlet, Samual Adler, Bert Braud, and Marianne Ploger, a protégée of Nadia Boulanger.
When living in Michigan, he taught at the University of Michigan’s School of Music and collaborated with artists to create multimedia children CD-ROMs for many different publishers, including Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Scholastic, Crayola, IBM, and Harper Collins. Currently, he and his family reside in Prescott, Arizona, where he composes, teaches composition and piano, and is an adjunct professor for Yavapai Community College and a mentor for Prescott College. He and his wife Maria Vomlehn Flurry regularly perform together all across Arizona as the duo Sticks and Tones.
Mr. Flurry composes for solo instruments and ensembles of all sizes. His works have been commissioned by many individuals and groups, including the Atlanta Wind Symphony, Kennesaw State University, Yavapai Community College, and Balance Duo. His orchestral work Fanfare for My City was selected by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to be their official fanfare and has received numerous performances by multiple orchestras. His more recent large works include Fragments, a setting of excerpts from the Dead Sea Scrolls for full chorus and percussion, and 1912, a full orchestra celebration of the Arizona centennial. His collaboration with Chris Burton Jácome on Impulso: Concerto for Marimba, Flamenco Guitar and Dancer is scheduled to be premiered in November, 2014.