MUCS Joshua Thomas
Senior Chief Musician Joshua Thomas, associate principal saxophone, has been a member of the Coast Guard Band since 2000. In this role he performs in the concert and jazz ensembles, saxophone quartet, and as a featured soloist. Thomas fosters a strong interest in commissioning and performing music of our time through working with composers on new works and performing recitals across the country. He has performed at numerous conferences, including regional and international meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the College Band Directors National Association (New England region), and the Northwestern University New Music conference. Performances of note include a saxophone quartet tour of Taiwan, solo appearances with wind ensembles at University of Georgia, IUPUI Ft. Wayne, Western Connecticut State, and the Hartt School of Music, and serving as soloist on three Coast Guard Band national and international tours.
Active in teaching, he is on faculty at Connecticut College and Eastern Connecticut State University. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Michigan State University, a Master of Music from Louisiana State University, Master of Arts from Connecticut College, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Hartt School of Music.