Tawn B. Thomas
Tawn B. Thomas resides in Daytona Beach, Florida with his wife and two year old son. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at Bethune-Cookman University. His research thesis (A Study of Historical Style and Its Effect on the Interpretation of Choral Music) was published in the 1998 Bethune-Cookman College Undergraduate Research Journal (Volume 3). Tawn received his Masters of Music Education degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University, where he studied choral conducting under the direction of Rodney Eichenberger. He has taught in Florida’s public school system for eight years and recently ended in his sixth year as Choral Director of Deltona High School in Deltona, Florida. His choirs have consistently received superior ratings at district and state choral festivals. They were also invited to represent the State of Florida in Washington at the 2003 American Music Salute and were invited to perform with the Florida Youth Chorale at Carnegie Hall. He is an active member of several music organizations; including, The Florida Vocal Association, Florida Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He is an active choral arranger, clinician, and adjudicator. He sang with the Bel Canto Singers Community Choir for three years under the direction of Judson Rogers. His arrangement of Get on Board Little Children was performed by the Bel Canto singers at the Salute to American Music festival in Austria and Prague, Czech Republic. In 2004 he served as chairman for the Volusia County All-County Festivals. He actively serves as a clinician for several middle school choirs. Mr. Thomas is recognized and honored for his contributions as an educator in the 2004-2005, Ninth Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and was nominated to appear in the 2006-2007 addition, Prior to Palm Coast United Methodist Church Tawn served as choir director at the First United Methodist Church in Bunnel.