Thomas Priest's Bassoon Studio
Director of Music Education & Department Chair
Letter from Dr Priest
About Dr. Priest
Thomas Priest, Ed.D., serves as Director of Music Education at Weber State University where he teaches courses on music, education, and bassoon and supervises individuals completing student teaching internships. His work as a researcher, teacher, performer, and composer continues to inform his professional practice.
Before joining the faculty at Weber State he served on the faculties of The Ohio State University and Millikin University. Obtaining a grant from the Whirlpool Corporation, he coordinated and performed in a series of interactive educational programs with Winds of the Heart in the Ohio public schools (2000-2001). Formerly a resident of Colorado, he taught in the public schools as a music specialist in the Boulder Valley School District and the Gunnison Watershed School District. Before returning to the United States in 1988, he served as a music specialist at the Anglican International School of Jerusalem.
He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, a Masters of Music degree in Bassoon from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in music from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. Additionally he studied Orff-Schulwerk at the University of Northern Colorado. While completing his doctorate, he taught music at the University Laboratory School (Holy Cross School) coordinating field experiences for pre-service music teachers working with children.