A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Tom Curry serves on the music faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. He is currently the tubist in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has performed with the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Ars Viva Symphony, and many other orchestras. He has also appeared with numerous rock and popular acts, including the Chicago-based punk marching band Mucca Pazza. Tom’s solo playing has been recognized at international competitions, including the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments (semifinalist, 2013) and the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition (semifinalist, 2008 and 2013). In 2016, he was invited to perform a solo recital at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. An advocate for modern music, Tom is currently preparing to release a solo album of contemporary works for tuba.
Tom was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. In addition to teaching applied tuba and euphonium, Tom coaches brass chamber ensembles and co-conducts the University of Wisconsin Low Brass Ensemble. He presents master classes and clinics throughout the country and teaches tuba and euphonium at the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic. Since 2016, Tom has served as Director of Brass Choirs for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Tom holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as well as a Master of Music degree in tuba performance from Northwestern University. He also earned degrees in tuba performance and communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary teachers include Rex Martin, John Stevens, and Marty Erickson.