Here is some information about me:
THOMAS W. BILLING
4514 Dowden Street
Springfield, OH 45503-7417
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Ohio Northern University, 1970.
Certification in Music Education, grades K-12, by State of Ohio, February, 1972.
Total of twenty-four and one half quarter hours of graduate work taken at Wright State University, Vandercook College
of Music, and the University of Dayton.
Have attained Professional Teaching Certificate in Ohio.
Successfully completed the California Basic Educational Skills Test - April 1990.
MUSICAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Miami (Ohio) University Jazz Band Director, August 2007 to May 2008.
Springfield City Schools, February 1972 through 2006 Duties included the conducting of three elementary bands, three middle
school bands and one jazz band, and the conducting of one high school jazz band. Past experience included string teaching.
McComb Local Schools, 1970-1971 school year, as the instrumental music teacher, including band, jazz band, and marching
band director at all levels.
ADDITIONAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
Performed as trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Les Elgart Orchestra, the Holiday on Ice Orchestra, the Shrine
Circus Orchestra, the Peter Pan Orchestra, The Producers Orchestra, the Hairspray Orchestra, the Color Purple Orchestra, the
Legally Blonde Orchestra, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony Orchestra, and
the Super Circus Orchestra. Also performed as trombonist for entertainers the Four Freshmen, Urbie Green, the Temptations,
the OJays, the Dells, Bobby Vinton, Natalie Cole, Bernadette Peters, Red Skelton, Joel Grey, Jack Jones, Shirley Jones, Joni
James, The Mills Brothers, Tommy Tune, Rosemary Clooney, Sandi Patty, and Wayne Newton.
Active as arranger and composer of music as a commercial endeavor.
Contractor of musical services as a commercial endeavor.
Co-chairman of State Orchestra Contest, 1974 through 1983.
Possess computer skills in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and Finale music-writing software.
Promotion of the Bob Gray Orchestra and other bands as developer of documents for the bands
Booking agent of the Bob Gray Orchestra, including sales calls and client contact
Sales Representative for Motion Picture Advertising Corporation, February to September 1970. Duties included cold sales
calls of businesses and the production of commercials for inclusion in local theaters. Additionally, contacts with theaters
to secure agreements was a part of the duties.
Music Educators National Conference
Ohio Music Education Association
International Association of Jazz Educators
American Federation of Musicians
Springfield Musicians Association
Dayton Musicians Association
HOBBIES AND DESIRES
Traveling, having stayed in motels or hotels 976 nights in all states of the US plus all Canadian Provinces
Collecting vintage Sportcards
Connoisseur of micro-brewed and imported beers
Connoisseur of varieties of coffees
Gourmet foods, including cooking
Reference statements are available from:
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH 45810