Affiliate Artist, School of Music

  • M.Mus., West Chester University
  • B.Mus., Curtis Institute of Music

Tom Elliot has performed as trombonist with many of the finest orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Marlboro Festival Orchestra. As a freelance trombonist, he has performed jazz and commercial music with notables such as Mel Tormé, Buddy DeFranco and the Glenn Miller Band. He was a resident orchestra member at the former Valley Forge Music Fair and performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia Opera Company.

As a full-time music educator, Mr. Elliott has been Director of Instrumental Music at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA since 1989. He developed a program that introduces young children to classical music by means of a cartoon character called Maestro the Lion. He is the founder and former director of the Westminster Brass.

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Applied Trombone
  • Faculty Brass Quintet
  • Symphony Orchestra


Teaching at Cairn since 2001

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