Background, professional training and performance history
Thomas Guastavino, tenor, has a degree in Musical Theater from DeSales University and is currently pursuing his Music Education K-12 teaching certification at the University of Oregon. He is an active participant in The Shedd’s musical theater productions as well as UO Chamber Choir including a Spring ‘22 concert tour of Spain and the Oregon Bach Festival performing in St. Matthew Passion. He also has broad experience in vocal music including work as a section leader with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra’s Tristan and Isolde and various opera and church gigs. Currently, Thomas volunteers as a vocal coach for the Parkinson’s Choir produced by U of O’s Speech Therapy program.
In addition to his strong vocal skills, Thomas studied trumpet, violin, and viola in his hometown, Pottsville, PA. He has since played in various ensembles including Schuylkill Youth Symphony Orchestra, UNICO marching band and Jazz Ensemble at Lane Community College. He learned to play and teach primary flute and piano at University of Oregon as well. Thomas now provides beginner instrumental music lessons in addition to coaching in his primary instrument, voice.
Instruments & classes taught
Thomas teaches voice, piano, trumpet, violin, and flute (youth).
Musical theater and classical voice: beginning and intermediate, fundamental support and posture, vocal production, singing and character acting, “telling the story” through music (all ages).
Music Theory, Music Literacy/reading music (all ages).