Casting New Lives, LLC, is very excited to announce that we have expanded our management team to include Dr. Thomas Stone as our new “in house” booking agent. We couldn’t be more excited to have Tom as part of our team!
Thomas Stone is a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music from Lawrence University, where he studied composition with Puliter Prize winner Steven Stucky, and his Master of Music degree from DePaul University in 1983. He has extensive experience as a conductor and teacher in both private and public schools in Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Louisiana. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. His many published works for band, string orchestra, and chamber ensembles have been performed by many of the world’s leading organizations, including the Cincinnati Wind Symphony, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Longy Club of Boston, and the United States Marine Band.
He is a pioneer in PDF music publishing and founded Maestro & Fox Music (www.maestroandfox.com) in 2007, where he serves as proprietor and editor-in-chief. Dr. Stone has provided CD liner notes for Klavier Records and GIA Publications that pertain to recordings by the Cincinnati Wind Symphony, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, the Keystone Winds, and the United States Air Force Band. Several of his compositions have been selected for inclusion in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, for which he has himself authored numerous contributions. Dr. Stone has served as Associate Producer on recordings by the DePauw University Band, The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, and the University of North Texas Wind Symphony. Thomas Stone is currently Emeritus Professor of Music at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is Founder and Conductor of the Red River Wind Orchestra (www.redriverwindorchestra.org), an all-volunteer professional-level ensemble devoted to the experience of rehearsal and performance of quality symphonic band literature communicated to modern audiences. Dr. Stone has conducted regional and All-State ensembles throughout the United States and Canada and remains in demand as a clinician and guest-conductor. He is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and Who’s Who In America. He is married to Soprano Jennifer Dowd (www.jenniferdowd.com).