Conductor Conversation: André J. Thomas

Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University, André J. Thomas is in demand as a choral adjudicator, clinician, and director of Honor/All-State Choirs throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Dr. Thomas has conducted choirs at the state, division, and national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). His international conducting credits include conductor/clinician for the International Federation of Choral Musicians, summer residency of the World Youth Choir in the Republic of China and the Philippines, winter residency of the World Youth Choir in Europe, and a premier performance by an American choir in Vietnam. 

In this podcast Dr. Thomas discusses his career path, music from the African American experience and his role in shaping the musical lives of his students.

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