Music Chair, Senior Associate
Office: E 100 B
Thomas Almli has been Director of Choral Music Activities at Bellevue College since 2002 and is the current Chairman of the Music Department. Professor Almli directs the acclaimed, award winning Celebration Jazz Singers, and BC Chamber Singers. He also teaches Music Theory, History of Jazz, History of Rock and Roll, and is active as a private voice and conducting teacher
Awards include: Tacoma Arts Commission Outstanding Educator, Bellevue Arts Commission Excellence Award, and Bellevue College Pillar of the Foundation Award as well as Performance awards and invitations from ACDA, NWACDA, IAJE, and JEN. Thomas Almli attended Pacific Lutheran University and Luther College for undergraduate studies (BAE Music & BM Music), and the University of Washington for graduate school (MEd) and is currently completing doctoral studies as a DMA student at U of W.
Almli maintains an active academic and private voice studio and specializes in science-based voice pedagogy in classical, contemporary commercial music(CCM), vocal jazz, and musical theater genres.
Professor Almli also serves as the Director of the Federal Way Chorale. He is a sought-after clinician, adjudicator, arranger/composer and is an active member of ADCA, WMEA, NAfME, NCCO, JEN and NATS.
Last Updated September 15, 2022