Originally from Cambridge, England, organist Thomas Joyce has spent most of his life living in the United States. He began taking organ lessons as a chorister at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C, and continued his musical training through high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. Thomas earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and his Master of Music degree from the School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. In 2009, Thomas completed his Doctor of Music degree at the University of Washington, Seattle. His dissertation is a history of organ transcription and includes his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a monumental work that had never been performed on the pipe organ.
Thomas has served a number of prominent churches throughout the United States as an organist and choirmaster, including Trinity Church on-the-Green, New Haven, St. Paul’s K St. in Washington D.C., St. Mark’s Cathedral and Church of the North American Martyrs, Seattle. Thomas is presently the Assistant Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.