Thomas Marceau holds degrees from Stony Brook University (DMA), Ithaca College (MM), and the Crane School of Music (BM). He is currently the director of percussion studies at Suffolk Community College, adjunct professor of percussion at Five Towns College, and director of bands at Mt. Sinai High School.
Dr. Marceau has been a member of the percussion faculty at Finger Lakes Community College, NEMC, and Stony Brook University, where he directed the Young Artist Percussion Ensemble. Additionally, he was a member of the Education Committee for the Percussive Arts Society and served as chairperson for the SCMEA Day of Percussion.
As a commissioned composer, Tom’s works are included on collegiate and competition repertoire lists around the world. His music can be found on the Great Plains International Marimba Competition’s repertoire list, the Southern California Marimba Competition’s repertoire list, and several state manuals for contest solos. His works have been premiered in Europe, Japan, and throughout the United States. Marceau’s compositions have been described in the Percussive Arts Society as “Beautifully Stunning” – T. Adam Blackstock, “graceful, pretty, and expressive” – Brian Zator, and Eric Willie writes, “Marceau has provided a great addition to marimba repertory, blending powerful musicality with a great display of idiomatic writing.” He is published through HoneyRock Publishing, Tapspace, and KPP.
Tom is an active performer and clinician, giving performances and master classes throughout the East Coast. Most recently, he gave the New York premier of Keiko Abe’s, The Song of Trees, at the NYC Day of Percussion, served as a guest artist and performer at the Heartland Marimba Festival, and as a member of the Percussion Alchemy Duo, premiered Adam Silverman’s, Rule of Five for Percussion Duo and Wind Ensemble.
Presently, Tom is the Vice President for the New York Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and a proud endorser of Malletech instruments and mallets.