Tricia Minty is currently a senior who is pursuing her Bachelors degree in Music Composition under the mentorship of Dr. Kenneth Froelich in addition to a second major in Speech Language Pathology at Fresno State. She is a composer of concert music, electronic art music, and music for media, including music for film, animation and videogames. Her chamber ensemble piece "Wicked Dreams" won the 2010 Thanatopolis Music Prize award. The piece was premiered at the Thanatopolis Exhibition at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. The Thanatopolis Exhibition is a visual and aural exhibition for the I-Park Foundation's proposed Memorial Park.
In addition to the Thanatopolis Music Prize award, her electronic piece "The Closing Corridor" was selected to be part of the 2010 ICMC mix of 360 degrees of 60x60 and premiered in the 2010 Dance Parade on Broadway in New York City. This mix has also had several international performances including a concert presented by The Ambient Ping in Toronto Canada, the 2010 International Sound Art Festival in Berlin Germany, and weekly performances at the Teo Libardo's gallery "Atelier Rouge Aubépine in Lodève, France. In addition, she has also recently completed a film score for a horror film produced by M. Ejeye Films, an independent film company in Los Angeles.
Ms. Minty shares, "Fresno State's music department has provided me with more opportunities than I could have ever imagined! I am so blessed to have had such outstanding music teachers! The Thanatopolis Music Prize award is a result of all of their instruction and hard work they have instilled in me. I thank them for challenging me and encouraging me to strive for high goals and rewarding accomplishments."