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Dr. Daniel Thomason
Professional Musician
Co-Founder & Co-Director of Society


Born in Culver City, California.
Attended Los Angeles State College.
Master of Music in Viola Performances and a DMA in Viola d'amore, University of Southern California.
Violin student of Robert Krantz.
Viola student of Sanford Schonbach and Paul Doktor.
Studied viola d'amore with Milton Thomas.
Former member of the Birmingham, Alabama Symphony, the 7th US Army Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and Opera Orchestras, the Roger Wagner Sinfonia, the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra and for the past 40 years has been a member of the Glendale Symphony.
Current member of the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra.
Formed Viola d'amore Society of America in 1977 with Myron Rosenblum.
Co-Director of Viola d'amore Society of America 1977-present.

Dan and Anita Thomason
Daniel and Anita Thomason at the 12th Viola d'amore Congress

Viola d'amore interests While serving in the 7th US Army Symphony in Germany, Thomason became fascinated with the viola d'amore. He has appeared as viola and viola d'amore soloist in America and Europe on many occasions. In addition, he has taught instrumental music in The Manhattan Beach Schools and the Los Angeles Unified Schools for over 30 years and is currently coach for the violins and violas of the renowned Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra. Thomason has published numerous original period-instrument works which are editions of music for viola and/or viola d'amore that have been largely unknown since the 18th century. His specialty is the music of Carl Stamitz and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust.

Co-editor of Viola d'amore Society of America Newsletter (1977-present).
Many sheet-music editions (Details).


Daniel Thomason
10917 Pickford Way
Culver City, CA 90230

Phone: (310) 838- 5509
Email: altviool at sbcglobal.net


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