Jonas Thoms, M.M.
M131 Creative Arts Center
Jonas Thoms is Instructor of Music at Wright State University. In addition to teaching applied horn, he performs in the faculty woodwind and brass quintets and the University Chamber Orchestra.
Before joining the faculty at Wright State University, he was on faculty at the University of Evansville and principal horn of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Thoms is a graduate from the Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (M.M), where he served as the graduate assistant to the horn studio of Randy Gardner. Primary teachers include W. Peter Kurau, Randy Gardner, Elizabeth Freimuth, Kristy Morrell, Roger Kaza, and Tom Sherwood.
Thoms is currently a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and has previously held positions in the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky-Bowling Green, and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a substitute or extra player with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Syracuse, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other regional orchestras. He has twice been a finalist in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and has performed as a soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast.