Kathy Thomas has enjoyed an extensive professional career in central Florida. Originally from Lombard, Illinois, Mrs. Thomas started horn at age of 9 with Sharon Corbin. While attending the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana she studied with Kent Laramee and Kazmierz Machala, and also John Fairfield at Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed playing with the Wheaton Summer Symphony, Champaign/Urbana Symphony, Symfonia Da Camera, Danville Symphony and Hinsdale Symphony.


Since moving to Florida in 1993, Mrs. Thomas has worked for the Walt Disney World company, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Bach Festival Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, The Florida Orchestra and The Villages Orchestra. In 2004 Mrs. Thomas won the third horn position with the Orlando Philharmonic. She is a member of the Sovereign Brass Quintet. In 2012 Kathy was appointed to the position of adjunct professor of French Horn at Stetson University.


Mrs. Thomas manages a private teaching studio, and has an extensive recording studio career, including “Movie Songs” and “Broadway” under the Warner Brothers label. Her free-lance career provides a full schedule of touring acts, Broadway shows and numerous other ensembles. Kathy is married to professional trombonist Jeffrey Thomas. Together they are raising 6 wonderful children and share a passion for butterfly gardening.

Collaborate with other outstanding young artists and world-renowned faculty

© 2023 Stetson University.