“Thomas’s orchestral scores play themselves.”
Marc Taddei, Artistic Director Orchestra Wellington

“Thomas’s professionalism, enthusiasm and great arrangements make for a very potent and impressive mix.”
Chong Lim, Music Director Australia’s Dancing With The Stars

“Thomas Goss is the best Sibelius teacher on the planet.”
Steve Horelick, macProVideo Content Development, Acquisition and Production

“Thomas is a true professional, a brilliant orchestrator and composer.”
Dmitry Rybnikov, Composer/Producer

Thomas Goss

Current positions:

Freelance Composer, Orchestrator, and Writer
Education Composer-in-Residence, Orchestra Wellington
Presenter for Radio New Zealand Concert-FM
Lead Trainer, macProVideo
Columnist, New Zealand Musician Magazine

A Selection of Recent Orchestration Work


“The Mystery of Sukharev Tower” feature-length animé
Orchestration to film score of Dmitriy Rybnikov

Mission Estate Concert – “British and Irish Invasion”
Arrangements for Ronan Keating, Melanie C, Sharon Corr, Billy Ocean, and Leo Sayer
Auckland Philharmonia, Marc Taddei cond.
14 numbers


“LoveQuest” – a rock opera by Pamela Phillips Oland and Dmitriy Rybnikov
recorded by the Russian National Orchestra – release pending
11 numbers

Nikki Yanofsky – second studio album (still in production)
2 numbers

Nikki Yanofsky and band – crossover concert tour. 6 dates across Canada
with Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique du Québec, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, and Orchestre Metropolitain du Montréal
15 numbers (with Paul Shrofel)

The Idea of North, Southern Gospel Choir: “Jazz Meets Gospel”
Hobart, Tasmania with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Guy Noble cond.
4 numbers

Che Fu and band with Vector Wellington Orchestra, Marc Taddei cond.
8 numbers

Recent Residencies

2008-present: Education Composer-in-Residence, Orchestra Wellington
Duties: creating educational and outreach programming for families and child audiences.
Created Baby Pops series of hour-long concerts: 8 programmes and 20 concerts over seven years.
Numerous other education outreach commissions from Orchestra Wellington, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckand Philharmonia, and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

2001-2007: Composer-in-Residence, Santa Rosa Symphony Young People’s Chamber Orchestra (YPCO)
This was a team of 15-20 advanced-level teenage string players, who performed without a conductor, under the direction of Linda Ghidossi-DeLuca.
Commissioned to compose a new work for every biannual concert, eventually totaling 15 solo and duo concertos, concerti grossi, and string orchestra pieces.

2000-2001: Composer-in-Residence, Moving Arts Dance Collective
Composed 10 choreographic works for chamber orchestra, mixed ensembles, and electronics; including an entire program of music for the apprentice company.

A full list of works, performances, and commissions is available to clients on request.