Thomas J. Ricer

Organization: University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Emerald Brass and Honolulu Brass quintets
Title: Faculty, University of Hawaii at Mānoa; Tubist, Royal Hawaiian Band
Program Graduation: DMA, ALP Certificate 2010
Musical Studies: Tuba
Musical Specialties: Higher Education, Jazz, Large Ensemble


Dr. Thomas J. Ricer teaches Tuba, Euphonium, and Music Education at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and plays Tuba with the Royal Hawaiian Band. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Ricer has performed with the Cincinnati, Honolulu, Syracuse, Hawaii, Knoxville, Lima, and Middletown Symphony Orchestras and the orchestras of the Appalachian Ballet Company, Ballet Hawaii, and the Hawaii Opera Theatre, as well as Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band and the Knoxville Wind Symphony. He is a former principal tubist of the Springfield and Lebanon Symphony Orchestras. Ricer has played modern jazz as the tubist for the Dave Rivello Ensemble and funk as a founding member of the Po’ Boys Brass Band. Dr. Ricer has been on faculty at Nazareth College, the Eastman Community Music School, and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance.