A champion of new music, Thomas has premiered several major works by composer Nancy Galbraith, including her “O Magnum Mysterium”, “God of Justice”, “Ave Maria”, “Music When Soft Voices Die”, “Novena”, “Lumen Christi”, and “Hodie”. In demand as a clinician, he has presented workshops and guest conducted ensembles for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, John Carroll University, Benet Academy, District, Region/State and County Choral Festivals, and workshops for local high schools. Thomas has presented music for the First Lady of Uganda and The Queen of Jordan upon their visits to the Pacem In Terris Institute. He has also served as the assistant conductor of the Bach Choir in Pittsburgh presenting with Maestro Thomas Douglas the Pittsburgh premiers of Bernstein’s “Mass” and David Chesky’s “The Agnostic”. At Saint Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois he presented a series of concerts for peace in the Holy Land. This past summer he conducted the European premiere of Nancy Galbraith’s Passion According to Saint Matthew in Manchester Cathedral in Manchester England.
Currently, Thomas is the music director of the Westmoreland Choral Society, the music director of Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, Maestri Singers, and the Diocesan Choir of Greensburg. He is also an Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Vincent College and the musical consultant to the Archabbot of Saint Vincent. At the college, he conducts the Saint Vincent Singers and teaches courses in voice, musical theater, and opera.