musician from Minnesota who attended the University of Minnesota and studied oboe with Rhadames Angelucci.
In the spring
of 1969, he went on a tour of Russia
with the University
of Minnesota Concert Wind Ensemble. Before the year was out, he became a
member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
He was the
featured soloist when the SPCO interpreted Benedetto
Marcello’s “Oboe Concerto in C minor” as broadcast by
Minnesota Public Radio on 9th December 1970.
and 22nd December 1979, he and Richard Killmer
were the solo oboes d’amore in a
performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 with the Dale Warland Singers and SPCO in I.A. O’Shaughnessy
Auditorium at the College
of St. Catherine.
for Baroque Series Concert III at the Temple of Aaron
for a rendering of Tomas Albinoni’s “Concerto
in C major for Two Oboes, Op. 7, No. 5” on
12th November 1980.
May 1997, Thomas and Kathryn Greenbank teamed up
for Albinoni’s “Concerto in C for Two
Oboes, Op. 9, No. 9”. Bobby McFerrin conducted the SPCO in
this concert that was aired by MPR on 3rd April 2000.
Thomas took up
English horn duties on 20th May 2005 when the SPCO offered up
Aaron Copland’s “Nonet” and “Quiet City”.
In 2007, the
SPCO went on a European tour that included stops in Berlin,
He was back on
horn when the SPCO Winds gave a recital of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sextet”,
Georges Enesco’s “Dixtour” and
Alec Wilder’s “Quintet No. 2” at the SPCO Center Music
Room of 25th October 2009.
which he appears include: Baroque Trumpet Concertos and Trumpet & Orchestra by Sergei Nakariakov; Christmas
Echoes Volume 2 by the Dale Warland Singers; Copland: Appalachian Spring by Hugh
Wolff; Copland: Appalachian Spring/Quiet City/Music
for Theatre/3 Latin American Sketches/Billy the Kid; 40 Most Beautiful American Classics;
40 Most Beautiful Relaxing Classics;
Dances/Marosszek Dances—Bartok: Divertimento/Romanian
Folk Dances; and, Winter Morning
Walks with Maria Schneider, the SPCO and Dawn Upshaw.
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculties of Gustavus Adolphus College and the Saskatchewan Summer
School of the Arts.