Thomas Suta

August 3, 2011 9:00 am in New Artist Signings by Education Team

B.M., M.M., The New England Conservatory of Music; Timpani and percussion studies with Everett Firth, Kurt-Hans Goedicke, Frank Epstein, Charles Smith and Thomas Gauger.  Timpanist with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.  Percussionist with the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra.  Performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The New England Philharmonic, The Boston Philharmonic as well as Key Chorale, Gloria Musicae and local churches.  Show experience includes working with Asolo, Tampa Bay Performing Arts, Sarasota Players, Manatee Players, Theater Works, Florida Studio Theater.  Compositions include several percussion ensemble and brass pieces for international competitions and high schools.  Winner of PAS international composition competition for percussion ensemble.  Commissioned to compose the musical, “The Eye of Ra” for the Sarasota Youth Opera – performed in 1998. Percussion faculty Manatee Community College since 1985.