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Gentry Publications is pleased to feature The André J. Thomas Signature Series

The André J. Thomas Signature Series

Discovering the World Through Choral Music

The André J. Thomas Choral Series, published by Gentry Publications, is a collection of choral works by one of the most prominent African American composers of our time. André J. Thomas was born in Tallahassee, Florida on November 6, 1949. Dr. Thomas received his degrees from Friends University (B.A.), Northwestern University (M. M.), and the University of Illinois (D.M.A).

Throughout his career, André J. Thomas has been recognized for his contributions to the choral music industry. He has served as conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for many music festivals and conferences both nationally and internationally. He has also been a guest conductor for numerous All-State choirs and has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music.

The André J. Thomas Choral Series is a testament to his creative talent and his love for choral music. This collection features a diverse range of choral works that showcase Thomas’s unique style and ability to blend traditional spirituals, gospel, and contemporary music. The works in this series are designed to be performed by high school, collegiate, and professional choirs, making them accessible to a wide range of musicians.

In summary, the André J. Thomas Choral Series stands as an indispensable resource for choral directors, music educators, and singers eager to delve into diverse choral traditions through both original compositions and thoughtfully crafted arrangements. As a prominent figure in international choral music, Thomas offers a broad spectrum of exposure to the richness of choral music worldwide. His works authentically reflect his fervor for music, showcasing his unwavering dedication to safeguarding and advancing choral music for future generations.