Tom A. Kennedy, Jr. was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Miami (1986), Master of Music in Flute Performance from The Pennsylvania State University (1980), and Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University-Bloomington (1976). He has served as Director of Instrumental Music at North High School in Evansville, Indiana, and Director of Bands/Flute Instructor at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He has played piccolo with the Owensboro (KY) Symphony Orchestra, and principal flute with the Lawton (OK) Philharmonic and Century Village-East (Deerfield, FL) Orchestra. His composition Hsiang-tzu for Quarter-tuned Flute Choir was a prize winner in the 1975 National Flute Association composition contest. Currently, Tom is Assistant Professor of Music at Palm Beach Atlantic College where he conducts the College/Community Orchestra. An active performing schedule includes the Tropical Winds Wind Quintet and Sinfonia Virtuosi di Florida Chamber Orchestra (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).