FLUTE | OBOE | CLARINET | SAXOPHONE | BASSOON
Dr. Thomas Kmiecik is currently the Artist Relations Specialist for D’Addario Woodwinds. Along with this role, he is also a freelance woodwind specialist in the New York City area. Prior to his career in New York, he was an active performer and teacher in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and Michigan. He previously served on the faculties at Kilgore College, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Dr. Kmiecik has performed in concert halls across the United States and Europe with a number of ensembles, including the Dallas Wind Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Gulf Coast Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Pops Orchestra, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Symphony. He has doubled on piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon, and all members of the clarinet and saxophone families in pit orchestras for musicals across the country, most notably in Disney’s “The Lion King” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” on the famous Las Vegas strip.
He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in applied music/performance from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, his Master of Music degree in performance with a related field in music education from the University of North Texas, and his Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Eastern Michigan University. His primary teachers include Marina Sturm, James Gillespie, Kimberly Cole Luevano, and Andrew Mormile.