conductor - composer - music educator
Dr. Thomas Singletary is an active conductor, composer, clinician, and music educator. A 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, where he served as a teaching assistant for the university bands. Subsequently, Dr. Singletary taught music education courses and performing ensembles at Morehead State University in Kentucky, and he has served as Instrumental Music Director at North Central Texas College since 2019.
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.