militelt@umich.edu
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Thomas Militello is an Ann Arbor based musician specializing in horn and conducting. He began playing horn in Thousand Oaks, California at the age o f 14, and has since become passionate horn player. He has performed with the Toledo Symphony, Flint Symphony and Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings.

Thomas also has a love for chamber music, playing in both Woodwind and Brass quintets very seriously. He is currently a new member of the Chamber Artist of Southern Michigan (CASM), where he enjoys giving back to the community with educational performances. His Woodwind Quintet, The Cobalt Winds, went to Denmark to participate in the Thy Chamber Music Festival in 2018.

As a private instructor for horn, Thomas has played a major role in his students’ growth. His students consistently rank the highest in their programs and have advanced into honor groups on the county and state level.

He received his B.M. from the University of Southern California, where he received the Winds, Brass, and Percussion department award in 2017, and received his M.M. in Horn Performance from the University of Michigan. His principal horn teachers are Kristy Morrell, Steven Becknell, Bryan Kennedy and Adam Unsworth.

Thomas' conducting journey began at the University of Southern California, where he studied with Larry Livingston. He co-founded founded the Trojan Brass ensemble, where he programmed and conducted music for the ensemble. Thomas also directed the USC horn choir for two years, where he arranged and conducted performances at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles.

As he was earning his performance degree at Michigan, Thomas Militello was a cognate in the Wind Conducting studio at the University of Michigan, where he studied with Michael Haithcock. He is now the music director of the Ann Arbor Camerata, where he hopes to bring the community together through outreach and creative performances.