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Thomas Dixon

D.M.A. Choral Conducting
Graduation Year: 2026

Thomas Dixon received his MM in Choral Conducting at Georgia State University in May 2023. Alongside his choral graduate assistant duties at GSU, Thom also served as a music intern at Central Presbyterian Church, where he directed the Youth Choir and Geneva Handbell Ensemble. Thom is thrilled to be pursuing a DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Georgia with Dr. Dan Bara and Professor Sarah Frook Gallo. In addition to his work at UGA as a choral graduate assistant, Thom is also the music director at Oconee Street United Methodist Church, a musically vibrant and inclusive congregation in downtown Athens.

Prior to beginning graduate school, he was Director of Choirs at Orange County High School in Orange, Virginia for thirteen years. He conducted the treble choir, tenor and bass ensemble, and a mixed voice chamber ensemble. He has led choirs in performances in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in NYC, and most recently, a ten-day tour of Italy. The ensembles from OCHS consistently earned superior ratings at state assessment and sent student delegates to All-Virginia Chorus.

In addition to public school teaching, he served on the music staff at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal in Charlottesville, VA. He sang in the Virginia Consort, and he also served as president of their executive board. Thom has been lucky to experience excellence in choral singing in public school, collegiate, church, and community groups, and loves the spirit of community that is created when singing with others.

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