Originally from Cedartown, Ga., Dr. Casey Thomas is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Dr. Thomas completed both his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance and pedagogy from The University of Iowa in Iowa City and his Bachelors degree in music education from Jacksonville State University. He is a member of Resonant Projection, a professional trombone quartet dedicated to promoting new and undiscovered works, and is a founding member of the Durward Ensemble (www.durwardmusic.com), which performs across the country and is a chamber ensemble that promotes the diversity of contemporary music to a broad audience through performances of rarely performed works and by commissioning new works by living composers. Dr. Thomas is the principal trombonist of the Gadsden (AL) Symphony Orchestra, bass trombonist with the Rome (GA) Symphony Orchestra and has performed with various ensembles throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is also the owner of Potenza Music (www.potenzamusic.com), a publishing house for new compositions and arrangements. Previous academic appointments were at Berry College, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Ouachita Baptist University, Cornell College, and Saint Ambrose University.
Dr. Thomas is married to Teresa Beary (a tubist) and together they have one cat, The Dude.