Thomas Singletary

Dr. Thomas Singletary is an active conductor, composer, clinician, and music educator. A rising composer and transcriber for winds, he is highly regarded for his custom music arrangements for concert and marching bands around the nation. A Georgia native, Singletary holds degrees in Music Education from Florida State University and the University of Illinois. Ensembles taught by Dr. Singletary have given highly acclaimed performances at many district, state, and national festivals. Following a 20-year career in the high school and middle school band classroom, he earned a Ph.D. in Music Education and Wind Conducting from Florida State University. Dr. Singletary currently serves as a music education instructor at the Texas Christian University School of Music.

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Recent Blogs

Five Keys to Unlocking Successful Rehearsals

Do you ever find yourself utterly exhausted at the end of a rehearsal, feeling like you lost a game of tug of war against your entire band?  The podium can feel like a very lonely place at times, leaving you frustrated and feeling like the “bad guy”; however, taking a step back and focusing on…
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How to Beat Writer’s Block

Artists of all disciplines are sometimes faced with the phenomenon commonly known as “Writers Block.”In these times, we face a lack of creative inspiration, and as a result, our creative output can slow to a halt. What I wish to offer here are a few suggestions on how to cope with writer’s block, how to…
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Avoiding The Midwest Clinic Blues

Guest Blog by John M. Hillsman, band director at Beauregard High School I want to share these thoughts with band director friends, especially my younger band director friends. I formulated these ten statements over the years. Occasionally, I slightly revise one statement. I keep them handy in my notes on my phone/iPad and refer to…
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What Does New Music Teach Us?

To many, the avant-garde of music comes across as an impenetrable, pretentious wall of noise. What makes this music? And, why should we care about it? It is perhaps best to first define the term. It comes from French and translates to vanguard or advance guard. In medieval battle practice, the vanguard would travel ahead…
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