Thomas M Palance

Thomas M Palance

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Lecturer
Office: CC-269
Phone: 978-542-6296

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2920 14 MUS161 Applied Instrumental Music I
2943 14 MUS261 Applied Instrumental Music II
2964 14 MUS361 Applied Instrumental Music III
2986 14 MUS461 Applied Instrumental Music IV
3640 02 MUS156 Jazz Band
3641 S2 MUS156 Jazz Band

Professional Biography

Thomas M. Palance is a renowned trumpet performer and educator
known for his versatility and innovative teaching style.

Tom's professional experience includes principal trumpet with the American Chamber Wind Ensemble in Europe, United States Navy Concert Band and Commodores in Washington, DC as a soloist. He performed at the White House, Kennedy Center and foreign embassies in Washington, DC for US dignitaries including five US presidents.

Tom performed with the Glenn Miller Band, Joe Williams, Jim
Snidero, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry and many others as a
freelance trumpet player. He was a featured soloist for the 2007 International Guild Trumpet Conference.

As an artist and clinician with Yamaha Musical Instruments, Tom has been invited to guest conduct and perform at numerous festivals and
educational clinics including the South Carolina Jazz Educators, Connecticut Music Educators Conference, and guest
conductor at the Maine All State Jazz Festival.

Tom has taught trumpet, jazz band and jazz methods at the
University of New Hampshire and is now on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory and Salem State College.

Professional Interests

Jazz Education/Conducting


Salem State jazz Band Director/Trumpet

Selected Publications

"Hand Signals For Jazz Band"