Thomas A. Labadorf
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY; Master of Music Performance in Orchestral Conducting, University of Connecticut
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Thomas Labadorf enjoys myriad musical styles as chamber musician, symphonist, and most recently, pit musician for the Hartford Stage production of "Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder." His musical experience began at age 8 in Argentina with classical guitar lessons, and he continued in the United States playing clarinet in public school music programs. He began his professional career with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra while attending the Eastman School of Music then later performing in various Connecticut ensembles.
He was clarinetist and bass clarinetist with the United States Coast Guard Band from 1982 to 2005 performing as section clarinetist and soloist in concerts across the United States and abroad. His most recent positions include principal clarinet with the New Haven and Waterbury Symphonies and Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra.
Besides performing with fellow faculty members at Connecticut College, he regularly performs chamber music with the Kelet Duo, the Connecticut Trio, Wall Street Chamber Players in New Haven, Harmonia V Wind Quintet, and is a founding member of the Hop River Chamber Music Series in Andover, CT.