- Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
- School of Music and Worship Arts
- BMus, Houghton College
- MMus, Syracuse University
- DMA, The University of Arizona
Thomas Lerew holds the Bachelor of Music in music education from Houghton University, the Master of Music in choral conducting from Syracuse University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from The University of Arizona. Thomas serves as director of choral activities for Trevecca and teaches the Trevecca Chorale, conducting, music education and aural skills. His conducting experiences include performances with the University of Arizona Symphonic Choir, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Arizona Repertory Singers, as well as a variety of ensembles in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Thomas is the founder and artistic director of Voces Fidei (Voices of Faith) of Nashville, as well as choir director at Christ Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tenn. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Tennessee Music Educators Association, Middle Tennessee Vocal Association, and Society of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Thomas and his wife, Kerry, live in Nashville with their three children.
Certifications & MembershipsAmerican Choral Directors Association
Gordon Institute for Music Learning
National Association for Music Education
National Collegiate Choral Organization
Pi Kappa Lambda
Tennessee Music Education Association
Areas of Expertise/Research InterestsAural Music Theory
Choral Music Performance
Vocal Music Education
PublicationsDissertation (2016): Programming For Success: A Study of Repertoire Selection Practices By Undergraduate-Focused, Religiously-Affiliated, Collegiate Choral Programs Nationally Recognized For Performance Excellence (ProQuest/UMI 10128142)