Trumpeter, composer, and educator Thomas Bergeron is principal trumpet of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and a frequent guest principal with the American Symphony Orchestra. His debut jazz album on Daywood Drive Records features original jazz arrangements inspired by piano compositions of Claude Debussy. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live with Vampire Weekend, and has also performed with The Temptations, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, A Far Cry, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, TILT Brass, and Arlo Guthrie. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Virtuosi, and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. Thomas has taught at Williams College, Bennington College, Amherst College, and Yale University, and holds two advanced degrees in music from the Yale School of Music, as well as a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Massachusetts.  He is the founder and curator of the Washington Heights Music Festival, as well as a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective. He has commissioned and premiered works by Lukas Ligeti, Andy Akiho, David Kechley, Jay Wadley, and Jacob Walls. As part of his Ensemble ACJW program, Thomas teaches in the Bronx at Fordham High School for the Arts.