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Clergy & Staff

Thomas Foster

Director of Music

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Thomas Foster began working at FCCN in 2015. He directs the choir as well as offering his expertise on keyboards during worship.

In addition to his position at FCCN, he is an experienced freelance teacher of piano and performs as a chamber musician, recital soloist, and continuo accompanist on harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, and modern piano. With a special affinity for music of the 18th century, he has developed an expertise in its performance practice, especially with regard to improvisation. His repertoire ranges from the Medieval period to the 21st century. As a composer, Tom has collaborated with the Ethos New Music Society in the performance new music, and in the production of several dozen concerts of new music.

Tom is a Graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where he was the recipient of the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize and studied with Geoffrey Govier and Robert Woolley. He received his master’s degrees in piano performance and composition at Fredonia State University in New York, where he was a two-time recipient of the Victoria Bohlen Memorial Composition Award.