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2024

 

June:  Thomas joins the Elite Global Roster at Eva Artistic Management.  

 

June:  Thomas's book chapter has been published by Routledge and is available for purchase. Use promo code SMA22 for a 20% discount.    

April:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Alaska All-State Orchestra in November 2024.

February:  Thomas conducted the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in two Carnegie Hall Link Up performances: The Orchestra Rocks! series.

February:  Thomas presented his session on the history of LGBTQ+ conductors at the CODA National Conference.

February:  Thomas conducted his thirteenth all-state orchestra in Reno, NV.

January:  Thomas earns 1st Prize with Special Mention in the Conducting Category in the Classical Music Stars International Competition.

2023

December: Thomas is invited to guest conduct the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in February 2024.

December:  Thomas is named a finalist in the International Artists Competition.

December:  Thomas is invited to present his session on the history of queer conductors at the CODA National Conference in Nashville, TN in February 2024.

November:   Thomas is invited to present his session "Progress, Not Perfection: DEI in Student Orchestra Programs" at the 2024 Texas Orchestra Directors Association Conference.

October:  Thomas conducted honors orchestra in Norman and Putnam City, OK.

September:  Thomas presented his session on DEI and student orchestra programs at the Arkansas Music Educators Association Conference in Conway, AR.

September:  Thomas's article "Progress, Not Perfection: DEI in Student Orchestra Programs" is published in the Iowa Music Educators Association Journal.

July:  Thomas's article "The Pedagogy of Orchestral Bowings: What Conductors and Students Can Learn from Them" is accepted for publication in the CODA Journal.

June:  Thomas is invited to present his session "Progress, Not Perfection: DEI in Student Orchestra Programs" at the Arkansas, Illinois, and Indiana Music Educators Association conferences. 

March:  Thomas is invited to conduct the TMEA Region 9 Symphony Orchestra in November.

February:  Thomas is invited to conduct the Nevada All-State Orchestra in February 2024.

February:  Thomas conducted the Chattanooga Honors Orchestra (TN).

January:  Thomas conducted the Texas PSMEA All-State Orchestra, Irving ISD All-City Honors Orchestra (TX), and the St. Louis All-Suburban Honors Orchestra (MO)

2022

December:  Thomas conducted the Southeast Kansas Honors Orchestra.

November:  Thomas returned to his home state of Illinois to conduct the ILMEA District 6 Honors Orchestra.

November:  Thomas receives the Gold Prize in the Grand Maestro International Music Competition.

October:  Thomas receives the 21st Century Prominent Musicians Award and is named "Artist of the Month" by European Classical Music Awards.

October:  Thomas's article "Progress, Not Perfection: Practical Ways for Integrating DEI in Student Orchestra Programs" is published in the October edition of Notes from the Podium in the UK.

September:  Thomas's article "Y'all Means All: DEI in the Public Schools" is published in the Fall 2022 edition of Oklahoma Music.

August:  Thomas's graduate student, Nicholas Han, wins 1st Prize and the special Audience Prize at the 2022 Los Angeles Conducting Competition.

July:  Thomas wins 2nd Place in The American Prize in Orchestral Programming Competition.

July:  Thomas wins the Gold Prize in Conducting in the World Classical Music Awards, Season 2.

June:  Thomas's article "Uncomplicated Inclusion: Strategies for Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in College Orchestras" has been accepted for publication in the 2022 CODA Journal.

June:  Thomas's book chapter "Cracking Open the Conducting Closet: Shared Experiences among Queer Conductors" has been selected for inclusion in the book Perspectives on Conducting, which will be published through Routledge Professional Texts in 2023.

April:  Thomas is the Grand Prize Winner in Conducting in the World Classical Music Awards (WCMA), Season 1.

April:  Thomas conducted the Connecticut and New Hampshire All-State Orchestras.

February:  Thomas conducted the Kansas and Idaho All-State Orchestras.

January:  Thomas conducted the Oregon All-State Orchestra.

January:  The OSU Symphony Orchestra performed at the OkMEA All-State Conference for the second time in only six years. 

 

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