Composer | Conductor | Clinician
What do I do?
William Thomas is the Chair of the Department of Music and conductor of the York University Wind Symphony. A former Drum Corps International adjudicator, he has arranged music for more than 40 marching bands and drum and bugle corps in Canada and the US. He has served on the board of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association and is much in demand as an adjudicator and clinician.
I am honoured and humbled to have been named as this year's inductee to the MusicFest Canada Hall of Fame. Thank you for the nomination and for the great work MusicFest does on behalf of music students across Canada! https://t.co/pSecfxTUqMRead More
Thank you to Ms. Buffa and Ms. Doria for inviting me to their classes at St. Theresa of Liseaux C.H.S. yesterday and today as part of Music Alive's Composer in the Classroom sessions. I am thankful for your student's involvement and I look forward to hearing their melodies! https://t.co/sPfC16mrXHRead More
Eighth Note Publications has published two recent compositions for concert band, "After the Silence" and "But Not Alone", as part of their Spring 2021 release. Check them out here: https://t.co/QjV9wVa8qZRead More
Thank you to the grade 12 music students at Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic Academy and their teacher, Mr. Huang, for inviting me to their class as part of York Region's Music Alive program. I look forward to listening to some of your compositions! https://t.co/VVuCTr7SkTRead More
Desk Drumming Vol. 2 and Hush for brass quintet have been released today by Eighth Note Publications! https://t.co/t3bMmoD3n5Read More
I am excited to report that Hush will be released for flexible bands at the end of the month. This lyrical piece has been widely performed and this edition will make the piece even more accessible! https://t.co/pVC4apLKgSRead More
Still time to register for this Saturday's York U. / Ontario Band Association Conductors' Symposium with Travis Cross and Bob Morrison! Details at https://t.co/teGWb2kNQ3Read More
Another great Music Alive session today. I look forward to hearing the compositions from Mr Gallo's class at St. Liseaux C.H.S. and I thank you all for the warm welcome! https://t.co/4qywAVTripRead More
I really enjoyed meeting with students from Mrs Mansell's class at St. Elizabeth C.H.S. yesterday as part of Music Alive 2021. I met some incredibly talented students... Thank you for the invitation! https://t.co/V8cXL07Y5IRead More
Looking forward to this year's York University / Ontario Band Association Conductors' Symposium with guests Travis Cross and Bob Morrison! This year the event takes place online (Feb. 27) Details and registration information are available at https://t.co/2Klmk6PirxRead More
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Interested in commissioning a piece? Scheduling a clinic? I’d love to hear from you. Please send a message using the form to the right or send me an email.