Mark Thomas (flutist)

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Mark Thomas is a flutist and music educator who studied under William Kincaid. Thomas is also the founder and Honorary President of the National Flute Association.

Life and career[edit]

Thomas is a graduate of the Peabody Music Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1972, Thomas, along with several other flutists, founded the National Flute Association in Anaheim, California.[1] In 2005, Thomas received the National Flute Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in founding and helping it develop into an international organization. Thomas has performed at the White House for four presidents and has served on the faculty of American University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Notre Dame, and George Washington University.[2]

Selected Discography[edit]

  • Sounds of Gold (with Christine Croshaw) (Golden Crest Records, 1980)
  • Images (with Christine Croshaw) (Golden Crest Records, 1982)
  • Contrasts (with Christine Croshaw) (Golden Crest Records, 1983)


  1. ^ Erica Oglesby (August 11, 2011). "Local man takes flute convention back home". Charlotte, NC: South Charlotte Weekly. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2005 National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award". National Flute Association. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 

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