Thomas Morse began his musical journey at an early age, writing his first orchestral work while in high school. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in composition from the University of North Texas, Morse pursued a master’s degree at USC in Los Angeles where he continued studies in composition with an added interest in film composing. In the years that followed, Morse composed orchestral scores for more than a dozen feature films including "The Big Brass Ring” (Orson Welles’s final script, with William Hurt & Miranda Richardson), "The Sisters” (Maria Bello & Elizabeth Banks), and "The Apostate” (Dennis Hopper), as well as the noted orchestral score for Jerry Bruckheimer’s hit CBS series "The Amazing Race." With a desire to renew focus on concert composition, Morse moved to Berlin. It was there that he began research for Frau Schindler. The opera was commissioned by the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, and received its world premiere in early 2017. The following year, an all-new production of Frau Schindler was included in the 100th anniversary season of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater in Moscow.