Tom composes modern operas, musical theatre events, and for multi media projects, film and television. His work Pa was won the Best Original Music Award at Sienna International Festival in 2002, and won the Melbourne Theatre Critics Award for Best Musical Composition & Direction for Midsummer Nights Dream in 1998. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999 for his film score in Turtle World.
His experience as Musical Director includes his work with The State Orchestra of Victoria, ABC Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Musical Director and Composer for Melbourne International Festival of Arts Opening Event, Moomba River Spectacular and Melbourne City Christmas Concerts.
Tom is currently Musical Director and performer of One Earth Orchestra, a music ensemble performing contemporary operas composed by Tom and new works by other Australian musicians. He has also composed some of the music for The Heart of the Journey. As a performer, Tom often plays the violin and piano, and his experiences include The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, musical Evita on Broadway and in concert with Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Sting, and Sammy Davis Jr.