Office: Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
Dr. Steven L. Thomas
Dr. Steven Thomas is Coordinator of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Wilkes University, where he directs the University Chorus and the Chamber Singers. Dr. Thomas is also the Music Director of the Robert Dale Chorale, a chamber choir based in northeast Pennsylvania, and sings tenor in the Lyric Consort, an eight-member professional a cappella ensemble.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he holds a B.A. degree in music from Harvard University and a D.M.A. degree in choral conducting from Yale University. He has studied conducting with Jameson Marvin, Beverly Taylor, Marguerite Brooks, and Murray Sidlin. Dr. Thomas has prepared choruses for performances with a wide variety of ensembles and artists, including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Hartford Symphony, the Boston Camerata, and Dave Brubeck. Dr. Thomas spent five summers teaching at the Governor's School of North Carolina, and has guest conducted the choirs at the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Thomas recently served as College and University Repertoire and Standards Chair of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. His other professional affiliations include the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Music Educators National Conference, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the International Federation for Choral Music.
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Music Theory, Music History
- D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, Yale University; M.M. and M.M.A. in Choral Conducting, Yale University; B.A. in Music, Harvard University
- Music Director, Robert Dale Chorale
- Tenor, Lyric Consort