About Abandoned Pools
Growing up on the edge of LA County, Tommy spent his teenage summers first at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California and then at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan where he studied French horn and sat first chair as the bassist in the jazz ensemble and combo. In college, he continued his studies in French horn at the University of Southern California, performing in the USC Symphony, but soon realized his real love was composition. He finished with a Bachelor of Music in Theory & Composition and a certificate in Film Scoring.
For the past ten years, Tommy has been working as a composer and songwriter for Television and film. In 2010, he won an Advertising Federation Gold Award for Original Television Music for Target “Art Unfolds.” As a composer for commercials, he has scored spots for Target, Sprint, Macy’s, Sesame Street and the Portland Trailblazers among others. But most proudly, Tommy wrote the theme song for the fan-favorite MTV animated series “Clone High.” He contributed many songs to the series, and was featured in an animated speaking role in the finale as the band that played the Clone High School prom. Tommy is currently a full-time staff composer for Rumble Music, based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Working remotely out of his own studio, Tommy lives in LA with his wife, two cats and two rabbits.