Thomas Weston

Thomas W.

Philadelphia, PA

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Thomas delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2003

Acclaimed for his mellifluous tone and depth of phrasing, Thomas enjoys an active career as a performer, technician, and academic. He has held positions with orchestras including principal clarinet of the Boston Chamber Symphony, second clarinet/ acting principal of the Boston Civic Symphony, and auxiliary clarinet in the Ocala (Fl) Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as principal clarinet with the New England Repertory Orchestra, Boston Opera Collaborative, Boston Accompanietta, and the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island as well as second clarinet with the Waltham Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Thomas is the co-founder and artistic director of a Chamber Players ensemble and has also performed with Atrium Winds, Weston Wind quintet, and various other chamber ensembles throughout the Eastern United States. In addition to his artistic engagements, Thomas maintains an active academic life, developing equipment for the clarinet, publishing editions of music and teaching students of all levels. He currently resides in Philadelphia where he studied clarinet repair with Mark Jacobi. Thomas holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in clarinet performance from Boston University. He has attended Domaine Forget, Hidden Valley Music Festival, and the Buffet-Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy. His teachers include Donald Montanaro, Ethan Sloane, Mark Nuccio, Mitch Estrin, and David Martins.

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Experience

Assistant Faculty
Jun 2007 - Present
Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Varies from year to year but generally, teach private lessons, reed classes, repertoire classes, and chamber music to advanced high school students.

Clarinet Instructor
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Brimmer and May School

Itinerant clarinet instructor for grades 4-6.

Coach
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Brandeis University

Coached orchestra sectionals and private students.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Boston University

Taught non-major clarinet instruction, ran studio classes for clarinet majors, and coached chamber music.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2009 - May 2010
University of Florida

Taught non-major clarinet instruction, ran studio classes, and conducted clarinet choir.

Education

Master of Music, Clarinet Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Boston University
Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance
Sep 2004 - Jan 2009
Boston University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Concerto Competition winner
Mar 2010
University of Florida
Published Editions of Debussy works
May 2008
Southern Music Company
Eagle Scout
Feb 2004
Boy Scouts of America

Photos & Videos

Backstage for Holiday Pops with Boston Civic Symphony

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Teaser for "Peter and the Wolf" with New England Chamber Players
Francaix Quartet for Winds, New England Chamber Players
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