- MM, Voice Performance, University of Michigan
- BM, Voice Performance, University of Michigan
- BA, Psychology, University of Toledo
First Year at Xavier University:
Thomas Dreeze has enjoyed a varied career in music, arts administration and events management that has taken him from Toledo, OH, to Chicago, Boston, London, the Twin Cities, and Cincinnati. Thom made his Cincinnati Opera debut in 2011 in Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN and has appeared in Puccini’s GIANNI SCHICCHI and Richard Strauss’s DER ROSENKAVALIER. He’s appeared in the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s acclaimed production of AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS and returns in December 2013. He returns also to the Music Association of Minnetonka, MN, as soloist in Handel’s MESSIAH and Beethoven’s NINTH SYMPHONY in December and April.
Thom has sung with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Concerts, Chicago Opera Theatre, and throughout the Midwest in concert, recital and in leading roles in operas, operettas and musicals. He’s soloist and section leader at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Thom is a co-founder of Evans Mirageas Consulting which offers artistic and strategic planning for classical music organizations and musicians around the world (www.evansmirageas.com). He was Events Program Manager at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, and Events Manager at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
A founding member of the Dewey-Cygnet Repertoire Theatre in Toledo, Thom received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo and Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan.