Tom Splitt

"Effortlessly played, evocative, fresh, passionate and inspiringly eclectic" - Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)


Comeback Concert

Posted: August 30, 2016

A pianist and composer who earned high acclaim for his fresh, improvisational style during the 1980s and 1990s will make his proud return to the concert stage for the first time in more than 15 years thanks in part to the efforts of Drake University students.


Poem to be Published

Posted: February 28th, 2016 at 4:27 PM

O, My Love is to be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Psychological Perspectives, “a beautiful journal whose mission is to promote greater consciousness by honoring and amplifying the psychology of C. G. Jung”.



Latest Poem

Posted: October 21st, 2015

High in the Mountains

More poems here

Latin Mass

Posted: August 12th, 2014

From a work in progress for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor & Baritone soloists, Choir and Piano.

Kyrie Eleison

Christe Eleison

Gloria (partial)

Cynthia Carmichael and Maureen Sorenson, with Tom Splitt, piano.

Painting the Poetry

Posted: May 16th, 2014

A collaboration with Vicky Stata, who is using some of Tom’s poems as inspiration for new paintings. This is the first. Prints and details available here.
The Music Comes as the Rain Falls from Heaven

“The Dream of the Cosmos”

Posted: March 9th, 2013

This piece, for which Tom wrote the poetry and music, was commissioned by Anne Baring and the CD included in her book published in the U.K. in April 2013. CD and download are available here.

Its concert premiere was given by the University of Denver Lamont Chorale, Catherine Sailer, conductor, on 8 November 2012, in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO, and later recorded there.

Audio excerpt

Audio excerpt

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“A Sicilian Tale”

Posted: December 15th, 2012

This sung-through ‘operatic’ musical drama, set in 19th c. Sicily, is the story of a love triangle between a French poetess, a priest and a mafioso set against the backdrop of an old family curse. It was suggested by folklore and actual events. The piece was workshopped and presented in readings at ASCAP New York. Please contact for more information.

Featuring Christiane Noll & Doug LaBrecque digital downloads

Posted: October 17th, 2011

All recordings are now downloadable. Go to

“The Tree”

Posted: June 23rd, 2011

Digital download or CD. Go to

“The Tree” poem is included in a new textbook offered by Belgian publisher VAN IN. The song is included on a companion CD along with tracks by Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Shocked and others.

The poem was chosen by students of New Albany [OH] Middle & High School and engraved on a plaque set at the base of a tree planted in front of the school to commemorate the fallen heroes of 9/11.

The poem is being used by the North Carolina Dept. of Education in its 2012 reading assessments.