Faculty & Staff

Thomas Lerew

  • 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

Contact Info

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  • Office: 615-248-1571



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 & Memberships

American 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 Interests

Aural Music Theory
Choral Literature

Choral Music Performance


Vocal Music Education


Dissertation (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)