- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
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.+ Read More
Varies from year to year but generally, teach private lessons, reed classes, repertoire classes, and chamber music to advanced high school students.
Itinerant clarinet instructor for grades 4-6.
Coached orchestra sectionals and private students.
Taught non-major clarinet instruction, ran studio classes for clarinet majors, and coached chamber music.
Taught non-major clarinet instruction, ran studio classes, and conducted clarinet choir.