Thomas Gerber is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University where he conducts the Women’s Chorus and Century Singers.
Originally from Austin, Minnesota, Thomas Gerber is currently pursuing his DMA in Choral Conducting with a cognate in Vocal Pedagogy. Before coming to UNT, he served as Music Director at Bishop England High School where he conducted the Mixed Choir, Chorale, and Chamber Choir. During his tenure, the choirs of Bishop England made their Carnegie Hall debut performing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and the Carnegie Hall premier of William Menefields, Prism. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Outstanding New Faculty Member award. During his time at Bishop England, he also taught music history, music theory, and was music director for annual Spring musicals.
Gerber served as the Associate Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus from 2018-2020. During this time, he had the pleasure of preparing annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Additionally, in 2019 he prepared the chorus for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in collaboration with CineConcerts and their Harry Potter Film Concert Series.
Gerber received his Bachelor of Arts in Choral and Instrumental Music Education from Luther College under Dr. Allen Hightower and Dr. Edwin Andereck where he was a section leader of the internationally acclaimed Nordic Choir. Gerber received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Dr. Rivers and Dr. Scott while also studying voice with David Adams. While at CCM, Gerber served as graduate research assistant to Dr. Eva Floyd and also taught undergraduate voice methods and voice lessons.
Mr. Gerber is an active member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA), Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA), Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association (TMAA), and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).