Thomas W. Douglas
Thomas W. Douglas returns for his second season as Music Director of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra with more than 175 musical theater, opera, symphony, and oratorio productions to his credit. He brings his creative energy from Pittsburgh, where he is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bach Choir.
Mr. Douglas has conducted Webber’s Phantom of the Opera based in Basel, Switzerland as well as many premieres in Pittsburgh including Bernstein’s Mass, the classic silent films The Passion of Joan of Arc, the U.S. premiere of David Chesky’s The Agnostic, and the rousing Camina Burana Africana. He has also been guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the Edgewood (PA) Symphony, and the Pittsburgh (PA) Philharmonic and Chorus Master of the Canton (OH) Symphony.
A faculty member of the Drama School and the Music School at Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Douglas has been a vocal soloist with the River City Brass Band, the Pittsburgh Symphony and with Joe “Handyman” Negri’s Mass of Hope. He also works frequently with Pittsburgh’s City Theater and Opera Theatre, and has spent the past twelve summers in Wichita as Musical Director for Music Theatre of Wichita.