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Dr. Thomas is a Grammy nominated music educator who has been recognized in both the United States and Europe for his passion, creativity, dedication, and leadership in the performing arts. The Pottsville Republican has recognized Thomas as “…a person who has made a difference to our county”. Dr. Thomas is the Music Director of the Schuylkill Choral Society and the Anthracite Philharmonic, Founder of the Minor Notes
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Chorale and Supervisor of Music for the Upper Perkiomen School District. Dr. Thomas frequently guest conducts PMEA choral festivals and other performing organizations throughout the world. He has received multiple awards including being listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Education, and Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He was selected by Philadelphia Magazine as the “Best Choral Director” in the Philadelphia region. For his work in the community Dr. Thomas has been recognized by the US House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania House and Senate, the Schuylkill County Commissioners Office, and the Office of the President of the United States.
Allison Kline is a music educator living in Barnesville, PA. She serves as the Director of Bands and Director of Choral Music at Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli. She is the former director of Band and Choral activities at the Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City. She is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College where she earned a B.S. in Music Education and a B.A. in Percussion Performance and has also received her M.A. in Classroom Technology from Wilkes Universi-
ty. In addition to teaching, Allison works with and performs in many musical ensembles throughout Pennsylvania. She has been a featured soloist of the National Anthem for many professional sports organizations and serves on the organizing committee for the Pennsylvania Lion's All-State Band where she serves as an Associate Conductor. She also regularly serves as a percussionist and featured vocal soloist with the Anthracite Philharmonic Orchestra. With the Schuylkill Choral Society, Allison has sung and accompanied the group throughout the state of Pennsylvania, as well as in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France; St. Peters Basilica in Rome, Italy and other venues throughout Italy and France. Allison previously served as the Assistant Director and Accompanist for the Minor Notes Chorale and has conducted and accompanied the group in performances for the Philadelphia Phillies, 76ers and Flyers as well is in performances at The Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall.