Kathy Thomas, Horn
Kathy Thomas has enjoyed an extensive professional career in Central Florida. Originally from Lombard, Illinois, Mrs. Thomas started horn at the age of nine with Sharon Corbin. While attending the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, she studied with Kent Laramee and Kazmierz Machala, and also John Fairfield at Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed playing with the Wheaton Summer Symphony, Champaign/Urbana Symphony, Symfonia Da Camera, Danville Symphony, and Hinsdale Symphony.
After moving to Florida in 1993, Mrs. Thomas has steadily worked for the Walt Disney World company, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Bach Festival Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, and The Villages Orchestra. In 2004, Mrs. Thomas won the third horn position with the Orlando Philharmonic. She is a member of the Sovereign Brass Quintet, a group that includes fellow Stetson Professor, Tom Macklin, on trumpet.
Mrs. Thomas manages a private teaching studio and has an extensive recording studio career, including "Movie Songs" and "Broadway" under the Warner Brothers label. Her free-lance career provides a full schedule of touring acts, Broadway shows, and numerous other ensembles. Kathy is married to professional trombonist Jeffrey Thomas. Together they are raising six wonderful children and share a passion for butterfly gardening.