MM, Ohio University
Thomas Myers teaches bassoon and small ensembles at Marietta College, elementary band for Wood County Schools, and is a bassoonist and saxophonist in the 249th Army Band in Morgantown, WV. He has performed hundreds of concerts with the 249th Army Band in West Virginia, as well as abroad. Mr. Myers earned a Bachelor of Music Education from West Virginia University and a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance from Ohio University.
At WVU, Mr. Myers was awarded music and academic scholarships and was an active member of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Double Reed Choir, WVU Choir, and the “Pride of West Virginia” Mountaineer Marching Band. He was director and an active performer and arranger for the “MoTones,” an all-male a capella choir, and the Men’s choir of the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, as well as holding executing offices. Mr. Myers studied Bassoon Performance at Ohio University, where he was involved in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensembles. He was awarded a full scholarship and teaching assistantship as a graduate student. As a graduate assistant, Mr. Myers taught Introduction to Music Theory for non-majors, Double Reed Methods, and was the Music Librarian. Currently, he plays frequently with the volunteer house band at the historic Smoot Theater in Parkersburg, WV.
Mr. Myers is also adjunct faculty at West Liberty University in Wheeling, WV, where he teaches bassoon. His primary bassoon teachers include Dr. Peter Kolkay, Dr. Lynn Hileman, and Dr. Matthew Morris. Previously, he has taught middle school and high school band and choir in southern West Virginia and southeast Ohio.