Dwight A. Thomas
Retired Principal Timpani - Omaha Symphony (1980 –
Welcome to the home page of Dwight Thomas, Retired Principal Timpanist (1980 - 2017) of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. The instrument you see above is a Light Mark XI American Dresden timpano, made by the American Drum Company in Denver, Colorado.
In addition to my orchestral playing, I am also a computer consultant (Macintosh only!!!)
I also teach timpani/percussion, and Finale (a music notation program) ...
Here I am with another one of my friends...
Timpani Part Library - PDF Downloads
David Maves - Timpani Concerto World Premiere
How to make Duff-style suede timpani mutes
Article on Elgar's Enigma Variations by Andrew Simco and DAT -
former Principal Timpani - Oslo Philharmonic
Check out my contribution to the
American Tango CD -- a commercial release by CALA Records --
Viola Jokes are here for your amusement...
Memories of Cloyd Duff
Article reprint - Timpanist - Musician or Technician?
by Cloyd Duff
Keyboard Percussion Basics - What's the difference between a Xylophone and a Marimba anyway?
Straight Pool Scoresheet (pdf) This paper scoresheet (pdf format) can be used to keep track of the score in straight pool.
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