Dr. Thomas Singletary is an active conductor, composer, clinician, and music educator. A rising composer and transcriber for winds, he is highly regarded for his custom music arrangements for high school and collegiate marching bands around the nation. 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. He currently teaches music at North Central Texas College and Texas Christian University.
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. His principal teachers include James Croft, Robert Sheldon, Clifford Madsen, Donald Schleicher, Patrick Dunnigan and Richard Clary.