Thomas Pappas, oboe

Thomas Pappas (oboe) is active as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. He has performed throughout the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Wales. Past solo appearances include performances of oboe concertos in Greensboro, NC and with the Aalen Symphony Orchestra in Germany, where he grew up and first learned how to play the oboe. An avid chamber musician, Pappas is a founding member of Relevents Wind Quintet. He has served as the principal oboist of the NOVUS Chamber Orchestra, the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, and has performed principal and section oboe with the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Roanoke (VA), Salisbury and Western Piedmont symphony orchestras, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. He was a featured soloist on the annual computer music concert xMUSE at the University of South Carolina. Other professional conferences at which he has performed include the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Society of Composers Inc., UNCG Cello Celebrations (Silva and Varga) and the UNCG New Music Festival. He enjoys performing new music and has premiered several works, including ones written for him by his brother, the composer Daniel Pappas. He is also a member of the Pappas Family Recorder Quartet, who released their first commercially available CD in 2005. Pappas is on the faculty at High Point University, Guilford Technical Community College, and Alamance Community College. Pappas holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Grace College, IN, the Master of Music and the Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Thomas resides in Greensboro with his three dogs: Bella, Delphi, and Winnie.

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