Dr. Tom Breadon

Thomas Mark Breadon, Jr. is a teacher, bassoonist, and composer living in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a Bachelors of Music in Bassoon Performance from Morehead State University, and a Masters degree in Bassoon Performance from The University of Akron where he was a Teaching Assistant in both Bassoon Performance and Music Theory. He is currently finishing a DMA in Bassoon Performance at Arizona State University.

As a performer, Thomas has the pleasure to share the stage with some wonderful performers, composers and ensembles, such as: The Imani Winds, Michael Chertock, Ilya Kaler, Rachel Barton Pine, Dana Wilson, Nestor Torres, along with many others. Thomas is currently performing with the Mill Ave Chamber Players, a Phoenix, Arizona based professional chamber music ensemble, for their 20152016 concert season.

Composition is a relatively new endeavor for Thomas, though he is already starting to build acclaim. His compositions have been premiered in venues all of the United States for a variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres. Most notably: his composition Variations on Coventry Carol for Jazz Quintet was premiered to a live audience on the PBS special Jingle Jazz. Filmed at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron, Ohio; Thomas’ work entitled C.C. for clarinet Quartet and Conga was commissioned by Dr. Robert Spring, premiered by the members of the ASU clarinet studio at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and included in the DVD Clarinet Extravaganza! highlighting the ASU clarinet studio and clarinet choir. Thomas’ latest work entitled Lyddimy, written for Dr. Audrey Miller, is now being published byImagine Music and will be available for purchase in their spring catalog. In addition to his studio at Rosie’s House, Thomas is also teaching jazz history, music theory, and applied bassoon lessons at Glendale Community College.