Thomas LeGrand is the Associate Principal and Eb Clarinetist of the Houston Symphony. He has appeared as soloist with the Symphony in concertos of Weber, Rossini, Copland, Mozart, Debussy and the Martin Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments. Recently, he performed as recorder soloist in the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in the Houston Symphony ‘Bach vs. Vivaldi’ Festival. An active chamber performer, LeGrand has appeared locally with Da Camera of Houston, Texas Music Festival and The Greenbriar Consortium. During the summer, he can be heard at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming in orchestral and chamber music. LeGrand is an Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where his primary focus is conducting the orchestral repertoire class for woodwinds. Prior to that, he served on the clarinet faculty of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. He serves on the clarinet faculty of the Texas Music Festival. For the last two years, he has served on the clarinet faculty of the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, the premiere training orchestra for Colombian musicians.
Before coming to Houston, LeGrand was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra where he served as Bass Clarinetist. He was a member of the clarinet faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Thomas LeGrand is a D’Addario Woodwinds Artist