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Thomas Humphrey’s off to Manchester

South Brisbane Federal’s solo euphonium player, Thomas Humphrey has been invited to study at The Royal Northern College in Manchester.

Thomas Humphrey

 

Thomas Humphrey will be leaving in August this year to commence a Master of Music at the Royal Northern College in Manchester. The 21-year-old euphonium player from South Brisbane Federal Band is hoping to study with Steven Mead. The trip has been possible thanks to money received from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in the form of a Postgraduate Award.

At the age of nine, Thomas started learning the trumpet, but was encouraged to take up the euphonium by Ed Kennedy (conductor of the Feds) three years later. The influence of Ed and the band, as well as the support of teachers and family have been central to Thomas’ success.

Much of Thomas' success no doubt can be attributed to his diverse experiences, both musically and in life. Some highlights include:

I love to make music and express myself to an audience, I hope that going to the Royal Northern College will help me to become a better player and allow me to do this even more effectively.Thomas Humphrey

playing with the Queensland State Youth Wind Ensemble and being invited as a guest soloist to Singapore in 2000;

living in South Africa (Nelspruit) for a year on a Rotary Exchange after completing Year Twelve at Kenmore State High School;

playing the Phillip Wilby Euphonium Concerto with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra last year and playing casually on a number of occasions with the Queensland Orchestra;

being invited by the Australian Youth Orchestra to play at their camp in January last year;

and playing with a brass quartet called ‘TNT Brass’, winners of the Gertrude Langer Award. As part of this award, the Queensland Arts Council sponsored a two-week tour of Queensland.

Last year, Thomas completed a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University) and he is currently completing a six-month Graduate Certificate in Music Studies.

Thomas' love of music is thus summed up, "I love to make music and express myself to an audience, I hope that going to the Royal Northern College will help me to become a better player and allow me to do this even more effectively."

We look forward to watching Thomas Humphrey’s success and wish him all the best for his studies in the UK.

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