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Dr. Thomas Kmiecik is currently the Artist Relations & Business Administration Specialist for Yamaha, based out of the Atelier in New York City. Along with this role, he is also a freelance woodwind specialist in the New York City area and subs regularly on a number of Broadway productions. 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. Prior to his current position at Yamaha, he worked for three years at D'Addario as their Artist Relations & Marketing Specialist.
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 performed as a woodwind specialist in pit orchestras for musicals across the country, including performances on Broadway and 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 teachers include Marina Sturm, James Gillespie, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Suzanne Tirk, and Andrew Mormile.