Music Director

Tom Firth has studied music education and performance at University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, The Detroit Arts Institute, Interlochen Arts Camp, Jackson Community College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring Arbor University. He has received numerous awards for performance including the Wolftrap Young Artists Award, winner of the American Federation of Musicians Vocalist Competition and many other scholarship and competitive awards. As a Vocalist, Tom was soloist and toured with the University of Michigan’s Men’s Glee Club, did solo engagements with the Jackson Symphony and choral performances with the Detroit Symphony and other area chorales and orchestras.

As a bassist and vocalist, Tom has performed in various jazz and pop combos for over 40 years. He has thousands of performances to his credit and numerous recording credits in contemporary, jazz and “classical” genres. As a teacher, Thomas Firth is professional music educator with degrees in both choral and instrumental education. Throughout his career he has developed personalized techniques to aid students in quickly learning music systems and notation. He has many years of experience working directly with young and adult students in choral and private lesson environments. Working as a performance consultant Tom continues to contribute to area school music programs and he is presently choir director at the Horton Congregational