Thomas S. Grubb, instructor in opera/musical theatre, was born in Wichita and received his piano performance degrees from Wichita State University. He received further coaching from notable artists and teachers including Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Martin Katz, John Wustman, Harold Heiberg and Lili Kraus.
A highly regarded collaborative pianist, Mr. Grubb has performed nationwide with a vast variety of instrumentalists and singers at university and community concert series events, music conventions and music festivals. He has served as accompanist to many world class artists including Samuel Ramey, Sarah Chang, Beverly Hoch, Alan Held, Karla Burns and Robert Shaw. His experience in the field of opera and musical theatre is extensive, with over 185 productions to his credit. He recently completed his sixteenth season with Music Theatre of Wichita and is in his twenty-fourth season with the WSU Opera Theatre.
Mr. Grubb serves as organist and pianist for Plymouth Congregational Church of Wichita. He maintains a keen interest in harpsichord playing, Baroque music, musical ornamentation and historical performance practices. He is considered a valued resource on information on musical repertoire by many colleagues and performing artists throughout the country.
Recent performances include the Plymouth Chamber Concert Series, Chamber Music at the Barn and the Harvey Music Festival. Mr. Grubb can be heard frequently on local radio broadcasts and has been presented on National Public Radio's ""Performance Today"" program. He has recorded for the CRI label.
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