Professor of Music, Horn
Kathy Thomas has enjoyed an extensive professional career in Central Florida. Originally from Lombard, Illinois, 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. Thomas enjoyed playing with the Wheaton Summer Symphony, the Champaign/Urbana Symphony, Symfonia Da Camera, the Danville Symphony and the Hinsdale Symphony.
Since moving to Florida in 1993, Thomas has worked for the Walt Disney World company, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Festival Orchestra, the West Coast Symphony, The Florida Orchestra and The Villages Orchestra. In 2004, 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 University music professor Tom Macklin on trumpet.
Thomas manages a private teaching studio and has an extensive recording career, including Movie Songs and Broadway, both released on the the Warner Brothers label. Her freelance career provides a full schedule of touring acts, Broadway shows and numerous other ensembles. She is married to professional trombonist Jeffrey Thomas. Together they have six wonderful children and share a passion for butterfly gardening.
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