Thomas Mark Breadon, Jr. is a teacher, bassoonist, and composer living in Phoenix, Arizona, and the newest member of the Mill Ave Chamber Players.
Previous to joining the Mill Ave Chamber Players, Thomas had the pleasure to share the stage with some wonderful performers, composers and ensembles, such as: The Imani Winds, Michael Chertock, Ilya Kaler, Rachel Barton Pine, Dana Wilson, Nestor Torres, along with many others. Thomas has also had the opportunity to perform the Gordon Jacob Bassoon Concerto as a soloist with the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra in 2012.
As a composer, Thomas has written chamber music for a myriad of small ensembles and instrumentations. Most recently, his duets Lyddimy for bass clarinet and bassoon and Impressions for oboe and bassoon have been published by and are currently for sale at Imagine Music Publishing.
Currently, Thomas is teaching music theory, aural perception, and applied bassoon lessons at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. He is also teaching 4th and 5th grade music at Archway Cicero Academy and group bassoon lessons at Rosie’s House, a nonprofit music academy for children.