A Los Angeles-based composer, orchestrator, conductor, and educator, Thomas has earned a reputation as a fast, reliable, and effective musician fully capable of handling music across the entire dramatic spectrum. Raised in the seemingly mythical land of Eagle, Idaho and brought up on a healthy appetite of video games and musicals, Thomas takes influence from such composers as Nobuo Uematsu, Motoi Sakuraba, John Williams, Alan Menken, Stephen Sondheim, and Carter Burwell. Though avidly fond of the symphony orchestra, Thomas (sincerely) believes that every style of music is important, and as such, has scored films, orchestrated for musical theater, sequenced for video games, arranged for live dancers, and occasionally composed music purely for one's aural enjoyment. He has also worked as a conductor in the recording studio and as a producer for symphonic concerts.
An active educator, Thomas spreads the joy of music to children and adults of all ages on piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and trumpet. A graduate of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (which he considers to be the most thorough and practical training in composition and orchestration), Thomas thinks it extremely important to pass on to others what he has learned by offering lessons in music theory, composition, and production. Join in the fun and sign up for lessons today!