Winner of the international Concert Artist Guild competition Eric Thomas is an active performer, a virtuoso clarinetist who has appeared as a guest artist with several groups including the internationally acclaimed Apple Hill Chamber Players (N.H.), the Sylvan Winds of New York City, the Boston Pops Traveling Ensemble, the Bravo! Festival at Vail, the Wellesley Composers Conference and the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival.
As a freelance artist he has toured with Goldovsky Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera New England, The New England Ragtime Ensemble, The New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble, and The National Gilbert and Sullivan Tour. He has been a substitute with several orchestras including The Florida Orchestra, The Charlotte Symphony, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera in the Park Orchestra, The Southwest Florida Orchestra, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.
As a composer, his most recent commissions have come from the Sonad Project, Colby College Symphony Orchestra and pianist Ilya Friedberg. Eric has has been a guest lecturer/performer at several colleges and universities including Brown, Harvard, Boston University, Boston Conservatory of Music and Duke. Presently, Mr. Thomas is Director of Music at the Putney School in Vermont and adjunct faculty at University Maine Augusta.