Dr. Thomas Lukowicz is the Assistant Professor of Low Brass at the University of North Alabama and Tuba-Artist Faculty with the Tennessee Valley Music Festival. He has held the Principal Tuba position of the Canton Symphony Orchestra since 2007. Additional performance appearances include the Cincinnati Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, the Chamber Orchestra of New York, the Naples Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. He is the only brass player to have ever been selected for the prestigious Artist Diploma program at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2001-2002, he was a member of the North American touring cast of Blast!.
Prior to his position at UNA, he was on the faculty of Wright State University, Kent State University and Notre Dame College. He has also served as an instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, Riverside Community College, and the Oberlin Conservatory. He has led masterclasses or performed guest recitals at Rutgers University, Illinois State University, University of Akron, Bowling Green University, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ithaca College and Columbus State University. He has presented or performed at numerous Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and International Tuba Euphonium Conferences.
Dr. Lukowicz has recorded with the Chamber Orchestra of New York on two CDs, “Ottorino Respighi” and “Salvatore Di Vittorio.” Both recordings contain world premiers and “Ottorino Respighi” has spent weeks on the Gramophone Top 20 Classical Chart. He can also be heard on the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass recording “A Song of Christmas,” available from Four Winds Entertainment.
He earned his doctorate at Michigan State University, where he served as the Teaching Assistant for the studio. Additional studies include Carnegie Mellon University (AD), University of Southern California (MM), and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM). He has studied privately with Phil Sinder, Craig Knox, Murray Crewe, Norm Pearson, Tommy Johnson, Chester Schmitz, Wesley Jacobs, James DeSano, and Roy Poper.