Thomas Flynn is a PhD student in music education at the University of Michigan. From 2016 to 2021, he was a member of the band faculty at LaVilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida alongside Dr. Ann Adams Valle and Mr. Chris Banks. At LaVilla, he directed the Symphonic Band, co-directed the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, taught Music Theory, and specialized in brass instruction. During Thomas’s time at LaVilla, more than 30 band students were selected to perform in All-State ensembles and the National Band Association awarded LaVilla the National Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award.Thomas also previously taught music in the North Boone and Barrington school districts in Illinois. He has presented clinics at the Illinois Music Education Conference and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Thomas has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Florida Music Education Association and awarded the Citation of Excellence by the National Band Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in music education from Northwestern University.