Conductor: Thomas Stone
Thomas Stone (b. 1957) is a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelors degree in music from Lawrence University, where he studied composition with Steven Stucky, and his Master of Music degree from DePaul University in 1983. He has extensive experience as a conductor and teacher in both private and public schools in Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida. He earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon.
His published works for band include Shadows of Eternity, Mentor, Ancient Visions, and Apositron. Arrangements in print include music from the IMAX film "The Dream Is Alive," Boccherini's Pastorale, Carnevale: featuring eight miniature masterpieces introduced by Igor Stravinsky in Pulcinella, excerpts from Vivaldi's Gloria, and On Themes of Weber. In addition to these works published by Daehn Publications and E.F. Kalmus. Dr. Stone edited the new edition of Bernard Gilmore's Five Folksongs for Soprano and Band recently published by Maecenas Music in England. His Centennial Fanfare was selected as a winner in the Dallas Wind Symphony Fanfare Contest and was performed at the Meyerson Symphony Center in 2002. Thomas Stone currently serves as conductor of the Centenary Summer Band, a professional ensemble funded by corporate sponsors and the American Federation of Musicians.