Thomas Singletary    |    Keller, TX    |    singletary.thomas@gmail.com 

Dr. Thomas Singletary is an active conductor, composer, clinician, and music educator.  His music has been performed by the Dallas Winds, the Summit Brass, and many collegiate wind ensembles and marching bands across the nation. A Georgia native, Singletary holds degrees in Music Education from Florida State University and the University of Illinois. Performances by Dr. Singletary's ensembles have received acclaim at many regional and national festivals. He currently teaches music at North Central Texas College and Texas Christian University. 

For the latest information about Singletary's compositions and arrangements, please read below.  

 

Mahler transcription performed by Niceville High School

January 08, 2020

The Niceville High School Wind Ensemble commissioned a transcription of the Andante movement from Mahler's 6th Symphony.  I was so pleased to conduct the premier performance at the Florida Music Educators Clinic/Conference!  I was fortunate to student teach at Niceville as an undergraduate music education major (a while ago!) and it is truly a special place with a wonderful musical tradition.  Thank you Dan Wooten for the invitation to work with your outstanding group!

Illinois - Michigan State perform combined halftime

November 09, 2019

The Marching Illini and Spartan Marching Band performed a combined show this week called "Made in America."  The bands performed my arrangements of James Brown's Living in America, Hank Williams Jr.'s All My Rowdy Friends, John Fogerty's Centerfield, the Blues Brothers' Sweet Home Chicago, Stevie Wonder's Superstition, and John Mellencamp's Little Pink Houses.  Click to watch the show!

Summit Brass Performance

July 13, 2019

The Summit Brass recently performed The Pure In Heart on the closing concert of the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado. The ensemble consists of some of the nation’s leading trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba soloists and chamber and orchestral musicians. They have recorded numerous albums, been the feature of many television and radio programs, and commissioned many works for brass. I am honored that this amazing group chose to perform my music! Click this link to see the concert program.

Arrangements performed at Normandy Ceremony

June 07, 2019

A brass choir from Florida State's marching band performed my arrangements of Amazing Grace and Armed Forces Medley this morning at a wreath-laying ceremony at Normandy, France.  The ensemble performed in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.  WWII veteran and Conductor Emeritus of the U.S. Air Force Band, Colonel Arnald Gabriel, is pictured with the group.

"Greatest Hits" performed at HornFest

April 07, 2019

Thanks to Heather Test and the TCU Horn Studio for inviting me to arrange and conduct a new piece for 5 horn quartets (two quartets are off stage!).  HornFest 2019 was an amazing event, and I was honored to be a part of it! Click to view the performance.

Echoes of a Winter Past - Premiere

April 06, 2019

Echoes of a Winter Past, published by Excelcia Publishing, was premiered by the Osceola County Honor Band at their annual All-County Festival.  The piece will be available in the Fall 2019 Excelcia catalog and has already been added to the state music list in North Carolina.  Thanks to the ensemble and their conductor, Laura Singletary, for a great performance! 

Stiletto Brass Quintet performs new commission

February 14, 2019

The Stiletto Brass recently commissioned a new arrangement for their amazing brass quintet with concert band.  Lovers No More is a medley of three songs from the early 1900's: After You've Gone, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, and Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? The premier performance featured the Stiletto Brass accompanied by the State College of Florida Symphonic Band.  

Baylor performs music from "Hamilton"

November 03, 2018

In a halftime show featuring the university's vocal ensemble, Baylor's Golden Wave Band performed my arrangements of Lin-Manuel Miranda's music from the Broadway hit "Hamilton."  Thanks to Dr. Isaiah Odajima for the opportunity to arrange this music for your fantastic group!

Michigan State performs arrangements from "Breakout Artists"

October 27, 2018

The amazing Michigan State Spartan Marching Band performed my arrangements of the music of Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Beyoncé in their halftime entitled "Breakout Artists." Thanks to Dr. David Thornton for performing some of my arrangements with your group!

Excelcia Publishing

October 24, 2018

I'm excited about a new publishing opportunity with Excelcia Music!  I am grateful that my music will be available in Excelcia's Fall 2019 catalog.   I appreciate the opportunity to work with Larry Clark and the team at Excelcia!

Florida Music Director article

May 01, 2018

My article, The Fall Concert: A Worthy Goal for High School Bands, was recently published in Florida Music Director.  The article advocates a "total program" philosophy through giving students opportunities to learn and perform through the concert band all year long.

TCU Wind Symphony Brass performance

April 19, 2018

The TCU Wind Symphony Brass performed The Pure in Heart on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 PM in the Ed Landreth Hall in Fort Worth.  Thanks to Professor Bobby Francis for programming the work and Dr. Laura Singletary for conducting and rehearsing the piece!  

TCU Horn Octet premiers Wavelengths

April 07, 2018

The TCU Horn Ensemble recently commissioned and premiered my new horn octet at their annual HornFest.  Entitled Wavelengths, the piece explores Reflections in movement one and Refractions in movement two. Many thanks to Professor Heather Test for so many composing opportunities this year!  A video recording of the performance is available here.

Singletarys teach Seminole All-County Bands

January 27, 2018

​Laura and I had a wonderful time teaching the Seminole (FL) All-County Bands. Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to work with such fine musicians!  The high school band performed Grainger's Children's March, Bach's Fantasia in G, Nelson's Lauds, and my own True Love of Mine.  I recently completed a new set of teaching materials for Children's March that includes extracted and transposed SATB singing parts for each instrument - these really helped the students learn and sing Grainger's vocal parts!

Texas Horn Professors perform at TMEA

February 15, 2018

Horn faculty from around the State of Texas recently performed my Texas Medley at the Texas Music Educators Association clinic/conference in San Antonio.  The piece included several familiar tunes associated with the Lone Star State, and it will be performed by the Horn Choir of West Texas A&M University on their upcoming tour of Scotland.

Performance at Michigan State

February 21, 2018

The Michigan State University Concert Band performed Three Debussy Pieces and True Love of Mine at their concert on February 21st.  Thank you to conductor Simon Holoweiko for performing these works!

TCU Horns premier Christmas Tidings

November 30, 2017

Prof. Heather Test and the TCU Horn Choir commissioned and performed Christmas Tidings for Twelve Horns at their winter performance, "Horns for the Holidays."  The piece includes settings of Fum, Fum, Fum, O Come, Emmanuel, and God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen.  

FBA Hall of Fame Concert

November 12, 2017

It was my privilege to conduct Eric Whitacre's October at the Florida Bandmasters Hall of Fame concert honoring one of my mentors, Tom Fitzpatrick.  Congratulations, Tom!

September 16, 2017

My new fanfare, The Pure in Heartwas selected as a winning entry in the 2017 Dallas Winds Fanfare Contest. The piece will be part of a tradition extending back to the year 2000, when the Dallas Winds began performing brass fanfares prior to curtain for each of its subscription concerts. Patrons eagerly gather in the lobby to hear these fanfares, which have become an important part of the whole concert-going experience. 

See more at the Dallas Winds website.

"Georgia" arrangements featured at first halftime in new Atlanta stadium

September 02, 2017

The Florida State University Marching Chiefs were the first band to perform in Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  The halftime show was a salute to the city of Atlanta that featured two of my recent arrangements - Georgia on My Mind and Sweet Georgia Brown.  The Chiefs will perform a Disney show later this season that will include my arrangement of Bare Necessities from "The Jungle Book."

Kansas All-State Band performance

February 25, 2017

The Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Band performed True Love of Mine on February 25th.  I enjoyed speaking with the students via FaceTime on the day of the performance!  Many thanks to Dr. Patrick Dunnigan for programming the piece with the ensemble and for so many other musical opportunities through the years.  

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