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Tom Hojnacki enjoys an unusually varied musical career. As a keyboard player, Tom has worked with the national touring productions of A Chorus Line, Altar Boyz, and the Big Apple Circus. He has appeared with the Prague Radio, the Claflin Hill, and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestras and as a chamber musician in performances of the music of Brahms, Schubert, Bartok, Messiaen, and Shostakovich. As a jazz pianist, he has appeared with Billy Pierce, Joe Lovano, Jimmy Giuffre, George Garzone, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, the Kenny Hadley Big Band, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, and the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and with the singer Amanda Carr. As a conductor, he has led numerous performances of ballet, opera, musical theater, and symphonic repertoire. Tom has written over fifty compositions, including works for musical theater, orchestra, band, chorus and various chamber ensembles. He has made a number of recordings, most notably, his Symphony No. 1 with the Prague Dvorak Orchestra and Julius Williams, conductor, on Albany Records. Tom has taught at Dean College and the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently the assistant chair of the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music where he teaches theory, composition, piano, and conducting. He is co-author of The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony, with Joe Mulholland (Berklee Press, 2013).

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