Thomas Singletary (b. 13 January 1970, Statesboro, Ga.) is an American conductor, composer, clinician, and music educator.
A Georgia native, Singletary holds degrees in music education from Florida State University and the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. He earned a Ph.D. in music education and wind conducting from Florida State University in 2016, where he served as a teaching assistant for the university bands. His principal teachers include James Croft, Robert Sheldon, Clifford Madsen, Donald Schleicher, Patrick Dunnigan and Richard Clary.
He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Texas Christian University School of Music. Before relocating to Texas, Dr. Singletary completed a one-year appointment as the associate director of bands at Morehead State University in Kentucky. His experiences at MSU included serving as conductor for the concert band, teaching courses in music education and music theory, arranging music for performing ensembles, and directing the athletic band program.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Singletary taught music at Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida, for seventeen years, where he led a team of teachers committed to musical excellence through concert band, marching band, jazz ensemble, and chamber music. Under his direction, the Eau Gallie Symphonic Band gave highly acclaimed performances at many district, state and national festivals. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Singletary received the Oliver Hobbs Award from the Florida Bandmasters Association and the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association.
A rising composer and transcriber for winds, Dr. Singletary is highly regarded for his custom music arrangements for high school and collegiate marching bands around the nation.
Works for Winds
- Excerpt from Symphony No 3, Mvt 6 (as arranger)
- New Beginnings
- The Pure in Heart (2017)
- Three Debussy Pieces (as arranger)
- True Love of Mine (2015)
- Thomas Singletary, personal correspondence, February 2018
- Thomas Singletary website Accessed 21 February 2018