Thomas Ferrante is an alumnus of NEC, a clarinet major who was awarded the Chadwick Medal. His graduate degree was earned at Boston Conservatory in Saxophone. His experience as a woodwind artist includes solo jazz clarinetist and saxophonist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has been a member of the theater orchestra of the Wang, Schubert, and Colonial theaters, as well as the Boston Opera House. He has also been a member of the Herb Pomeroy and Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestras. His education credits include 20 years as director of bands at Waltham High School, 25 years as associate professor of saxophone at UMASS – Lowell, and clinician and adjudicator for the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators, of which he was the first president. He has been a featured saxophone soloist with the Wind Ensembles of Boston Conservatory and UMASS – Lowell, and with the New Hampshire Symphony, Indian Hill Symphony, and Cape Symphony.