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Phone: Voicemail Only - (719) 757-1485 - Please e-mail me for a timely response
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - University of Northern Colorado Masters of Music Education - University of Colorado Boulder (in progress)
Mr. Tom Chapman
Mr. Tom Chapman is in his tenth year of teaching and his eighth in the Lewis-Palmer School District where he teaches beginning band and assists with secondary level band ensembles in six of the eight schools in the district. While in LPSD Mr. Chapman has taken the LPSD 6th Grade Festival Band to perform at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic and Conference in January, 2015 (the first beginning ensemble to be invited in over 20 years) and was awarded the Phi Beta Mu Kappa Chapter Outstanding Young Bandmaster Award in 2016. In January, 2018, Mr. Chapman will perform again at CMEA with his LPSD High School Chamber Ensembles.
Mr. Chapman earned his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. When not teaching, Mr. Chapman enjoys performing around the Pikes Peak Region and spending time with his wife, Jen, and two dogs and cat, Penny-Lane, Watson, and Daisy.
About Mr. Chapman
Current Performing Ensembles: The Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band (since 2011) and Pourly eDukated (band leader and musician since 2015)
Past Performing Ensembles:Performance Now Theatre Company (Lakewood), Rocky Mountain Opera Company, Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony, Village 7 Brass and Brass Quintet
Favorite Classical Musician: Alison Balsom (trumpet)
Favorite Classical Ensembles: The "President's Own" United States Marine Band and Roomful of Teeth (vocal octet)
Favorite Jazz Musician: Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Favorite Jazz Ensemble: The Bad Plus (jazz trio - piano, bass, drums)
Favorite Mainstream Artists: Modest Mouse, Moon Hooch, The Cat Empire
Favorite Food: Indian
Pastimes: Camping and discovering new ways to tie ties!