A trumpeter, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator known for excelling in both the jazz and classical realms, Thomas Bergeron exemplifies a new breed of 21st century artists.
Thomas' jazz chamber ensemble has released two critically-acclaimed albums inspired by the work of Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen. His imminent third release (Spring 2017) features music of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Liszt, Takemitsu, and original compositions.
As an educator, Thomas is currently the Director of Chamber Music and Orchestra at Deerfield Academy. He has held teaching positions at Williams College, Tufts University, Bennington College, Yale, Amherst College, and the Brimmer and May School. Thomas has also taught the inmates at Sing Sing Maximum Security Correctional Facility through Musicambia, worked as an educational consultant for The Harmony Program in New York City, and was an inclusive learning teaching artist with VSA Massachusetts.
He holds two advanced degrees from Yale, where he won the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition and received the John Swallow Award for excellence in brass playing. He also holds a Business Management degree from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.
Thomas is a Conn-Selmer Endorsement Artist. He performs exclusively on Bach Artisan Stradivarius Bb, Eb/D, and piccolo trumpets, the Bach Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet, and the Conn Vintage One flugelhorn.