Thomas Josenhans is an Assistant Professor of Music at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. In addition to teaching clarinet, saxophone and bassoon and conducting the reed ensemble, he teaches Music Theory, Computers in Music Education, and Woodwind Methods classes. He also serves of the faculty of the Wintergreen Music Festival and the Roanoke Youth Symphony Summer Institute, teaches private clarinet lessons, and is a frequent clinician in schools throughout the Abilene area. His previous appointments include Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. He is on the CD review staff for The Clarinet magazine, a publication of the International Clarinet Association.
Thomas holds a DMA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master's Degree in clarinet performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Bachelor's degrees in both clarinet and economics from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Charles Neidich, Franklin Cohen, Theodore Johnson, and Lawrence McDonald.
Principal clarinetist of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in Virginia for the past 10 years, Dr. Josenhans is also principal clarinetist of the Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra (VA), and has played with the Abilene (TX), Greenville (SC), Akron (OH), Youngstown (OH), Champaign-Urbana (IL), and Springfield (IL) Symphony Orchestras. Josenhans is an active performer and chamber musician. He has appeared as a soloist with groups as diverse as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Abilene Community Band. During the 2002-2003 season he was featured as a soloist in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante at the Wintergreen Festival, and in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with the Roanoke Symphony. He appears frequently in recital throughout Texas, most recently at the 2002 Texas Tech Clarinet Symposium, as a guest with the Abilene Chamber Players, and in recital at McMurry. He has also been heard at the Aspen, Blossom, Sarasota and Chautauqua Music Festivals.