May 9–10, 2014
Tell your friends:
Associate Conductor Thomas Wilson is currently Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Colorado Springs (known locally as “Chamber Orchestra of the Springs”), Associate Conductor of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and serves on the music faculties at Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Conservatory. He maintains an active schedule of guest conducting and composing, and is an arranger and orchestrator for several studios and prominent solo artists.
Thomas began studying piano at the age of four. Later studies included trumpet, percussion, string bass, voice, conducting and composition. He holds degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the School of Music’s highest honor—the Departmental Scholar Award—and from Colorado State University.
A strong advocate of collaboration and crossover in the arts, which he views as essential to strengthening arts organizations and music education, Thomas has been a tireless advocate for new music, blending of styles and artistic genres, and creating new and meaningful opportunities for young musicians. His performances and recordings reflect this diversity.
Thomas has been called “someone to watch” and “a very exciting conductor” by Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the foremost conductors of our time.