ABOUT THE MUSIC DIRECTOR,
Dr. Steven Thomas
This season is Dr. Steven Thomas’ 13th as Music Director of the Arcadia Chorale. Dr. Thomas is Professor of Music and Chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Wilkes University, where he directs the Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers. Dr. Thomas also sings tenor in the Lyric Consort, an eight-member professional a cappella ensemble.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he holds a B.A. degree in music from Harvard University and a D.M.A. degree in choral conducting from Yale University. He has studied conducting with Jameson Marvin, Beverly Taylor, Marguerite Brooks, and Murray Sidlin. Dr. Thomas has prepared choruses for performances with a wide variety of ensembles and artists, including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Hartford Symphony, the Boston Camerata, and Dave Brubeck.
An active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Dr. Thomas has served as College and University Repertoire and Standards Chair of ACDA’s Pennsylvania chapter. His other professional affiliations include the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the National Association for Music Education and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.