Thomas Flynn

Thomas Flynn is a PhD student in Music Education at the University of Michigan, where he teaches and assists with undergraduate music education courses and serves as assistant conductor of the Michigan Youth Symphonic Band. He previously taught music for nine years in Illinois and Florida. 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 and co-directed the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. During Thomas’s time at LaVilla, over 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.