Dr. Steven Thomas is Professor of Music and Chair of the Division of Performing Arts
at Wilkes University, where he directs the University Chorus and the Chamber Singers.
He is also the Music Director of the Arcadia Chorale, a chamber choir based in northeast
Pennsylvania. Dr. Thomas 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.
An active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Dr. Thomas has served
as College and University Repertoire and Standards Chair of ACDA’s Pennsylvania chapter.
His other professional affiliations include the National Collegiate Choral Organization,
the National Association for Music Education and the Pennsylvania Music Educators
- 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, Arcadia Chorale
- Tenor, Lyric Consort