Thomas S. Lukowicz
Dr. Thomas Lukowicz is the Assistant Professor of Low Brass at the University of North Alabama and Tuba-Artist Faculty at the Tennessee Valley Music Festival. He has held the Principal Tuba position of the Canton Symphony Orchestra since 2007. Additional performance appearances include the Cincinnati Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, the Chamber Orchestra of New York, the Naples Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. He is currently the only brass player to have been selected from the prestigious Artist Diploma program at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2001-2002, he was a member of the North American touring cast of Blast!.
Prior to his position at UNA, he was on the faculty of Wright State University, Kent State University and Notre Dame College. He has also served as an instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, Riverside Community College, and the Oberlin Conservatory. He has led masterclasses or performed guest recitals at Rutgers University, Illinois State University, University of Akron, Bowling Green University, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ithaca College and Columbus State University. He has presented or performed at numerous Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and International Tuba Euphonium Conferences.
Dr. Lukowicz has recorded with the Chamber Orchestra of New York on two CDs, “Ottorino Respighi” and “Salvatore Di Vittorio.” Both recordings contain world premiers and “Ottorino Respighi” has spent weeks on the Gramophone Top 20 Classical Chart. He can also be heard on the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass recording “A Song of Christmas,” available from Four Winds Entertainment.
He earned his doctorate at Michigan State University, where he served as the Teaching Assistant for the studio. Additional studies include Carnegie Mellon University (AD), University of Southern California (MM), and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM). He has studied privately with Phil Sinder, Craig Knox, Murray Crewe, Norm Pearson, Tommy Johnson, Chester Schmitz, Wesley Jacobs, James DeSano, and Roy Poper.
- low brass performance, brass pedagogy
- MU 654 - Pedagogy of Brass Instruments
- MU 490 - Special Topic
- MU 447 - Brass Ensemble
- MU 419 - Senior Recital
- MU 414 - Brass
- MU 392 - Instrumental Lit and Ped
- MU 347 - Brass Ensemble
- MU 319 - Junior Recital
- MU 314 - Brass
- MU 247 - Brass Ensemble
- MU 214 - Brass
- MU 147 - Brass Ensemble
- MU 141 - Class Brass
- MU 114 - Brass
- MU 100 - Fundamentals of Music
- Music Performance (DMA)
Michigan State University
- Music Performance (ADP Certificate Completion)
Carnegie Mellon University
- Tuba (MM)
University of Southern California
- Performance (BM)
Selected Intellectual Contributions
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2021. Classical FlexQuartets for Bass Clef Instruments.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2021. Morceau Symphonique for Solo Trombone and Low Brass Choir.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2021. Practice Habits for Chamber Groups, Section Leaders, and Efficient Rehearsals.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2021. Renaissance Suite.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Ave Maria Gratia Plena.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Beethoven, Movement 1 from 5th Symphony.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Canzona Per Sonare #2.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Nevolya.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Rachmaninoff - Vocalise.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2020. Rethinking Basic Lip Slurs.
- Thomas S. Lukowicz. 2019. Building a Better Breath.