Currently in his
17th year as Professor of Music at Weber State University in Ogden,
Utah, Thomas Root is a native of Minnesota. After completing his
bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Minnesota, he
received a Doctorate in Music Composition from Michigan State
University. The winner of nine Utah Composers' Guild Awards, he has
recently been voted President-elect of the College Band Directors
National Association, Western Division. Dr. Root presently serves as
Director of Bands and Chairman of the music theory department at WSU.
Under his direction, the WSU Wind Ensemble has recently performed as
a guest of the City of Chia Yi, Taiwan, in their 1998 International
Wind Orchestra Festival, and in 2000 served as the guest performance
ensemble for the Chosen Gems clinics of the 2000 Regional CBDNA convention.