Dr. J Thomas Seddon

Applied Trumpet / Orchestra / Wind Ensemble / Chamber Players
142 Center for the Arts



J. Thomas Seddon IV has a D.M.A. in Music Education with an emphasis in wind conducting from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. In addition he holds a Master of Music Education from The Hartt School and a B. S. in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Seddon also completed graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Seddon has done conducting study with Glen Adsit, H. Robert Reynolds, James F. Keene, Jerry Junkin, and Michael Haithcock. He has also done trumpet study with Ray Sasaki, Michael Ewald, Chris Gekker, Jerome Callet, Tim Erdman, Jay Lichtmann, and Roger Murtha.

 Dr. Seddon comes to us from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) where he was the Director of Bands. In the area of education, Dr. Seddon has served on faculties of Middle and High Schools in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. His public school teaching includes work at all levels from elementary to high school. Dr. Seddon has appeared as a clinician and presenter for regional and national conferences, does work as an adjudicator and is published in the Journal of Band Research and the Instrumentalist. Dr. Seddon was the recipient of the CCSU 2009 – 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award. At UW-L Dr. Seddon's duties include directing the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and teaching trumpet.