Author: David H. Thomas

Classical musician, Clarinetist, Chamber Musicians, Soloist, Teacher, Principal clarinet of the Columbus Symphony in Ohio.

Gifted conductor returns to Columbus music scene

I awoke to a pleasant surprise in my email box this morning, a Columbus Dispatch article announcing that Alessandro Siciliani, the long lost and neglected conductor who led the Columbus Symphony to great heights from 1992-2004, will return as music…

Mendelssohn on Mull festival Extolling the benefits of learning through doing – Herald Scotland

It seems the UK, specifically Scotland, is fertile ground for innovative ideas to rekindle the vital link between classical music professional and amateur players in developing a broader, younger, more loyal fan base for professional performing groups. Link to original…

‘Perfect Practice’ over ‘Practice Until Perfect’

Jazz violinist Christian Howes of Columbus Ohio origins reflects on the teachings of the late Michael Davis, with whom he studied. Mr.Davis was the concert master of the Columbus Symphony for many years. Mr. Howes suggests that quality over quantity…

Networking tips from an expert

Aim for long term professional relationships with your peers. Link – It’s all about your network – It’s All About Your Network Posted from WordPress for Android

Kenneth John Grant Recognized by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

Congratulations to clarinetist and colleague Ken Grant, who preceded me as principal clarinetist with the Columbus Symphony, and whose high playing standards left big shoes to fill when I arrived. His playing and teaching certainly deserve this impressive commendation.

Stanley Hasty (1920 – 2011) Legendary Clarinetist and Teacher

Stanley Hasty (1920 – 2011) Born February 21, 1920, Mr. Hasty pursued a long and distinguished career as a clarinetist and teacher. From 1943 until 1955 he served as principal clarinetist and soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony…