Thomas Toner Net Worth – Musician
Thomas Toner boasts an extensive musical career. He has performed with several Vermont percussion ensembles and attended events hosted by Princess Grace and Prince Phillip of Monaco, performing at one concert which they presided over themselves.
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Early Life and Education
Thomas Toner faced many difficulties during his youth, yet was able to overcome them all with perseverance and dedication. Born and raised in Pittsburgh’s suburbs, Toner graduated from Sauquoit Valley Central High School before starting work for Senator John C. Danforth as his legislative assistant in 1977.
Later he studied music at SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Plattsburgh; additionally, he earned both a Master of Arts degree from Eastman School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
His teaching experience also extended into several schools before joining Vermont Symphony Orchestra as a percussionist. His performances with them have included standard orchestral repertoire, unusual 20th Century pieces, and popular “Pops” music. Additionally, he performed with Phish in an eclectic music festival held on an old air force base near Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Toner can be heard on several recordings by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and as a guest artist with Robert DeCormier Ensemble as well as two solo releases by Trey Anastasio. Furthermore, Toner has made three trips with UVM’s music department to China to perform at Inner Mongolia University Arts College with students.
He has showcased an eclectic musical repertoire, from orchestral repertoire to experimental 20th Century works and percussion solos. Additionally, his performances have taken place throughout the United States, Japan and West Africa.
Fritzie Zivic was an amazing advocate for the boys of Toner Institute, providing equipment and attending their Golden Gloves fights each year. This photo from 1948 depicts J. M. Rodgers’ Army Boeing coming to an abrupt halt just short of Brookline due to dense fog conditions.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Toner has appeared in six Broadway productions as an actor. Additionally, he has made appearances in both film and television productions. When not acting or leading his concert band and percussion ensemble at UVM – where he serves as professor – Thomas can be found teaching music and is a member of both College Band Directors National Association and Percussive Arts Society.
He has performed recitals both domestically and abroad. Additionally to working at the University of Vermont, he also holds teaching positions at SUNY Fredonia and Plattsburgh State Universities.
In 2009, The Newhouse School established the Toner Program to honor late journalist and Newhouse School alumna Robin Toner ’76. This award gives out an honorarium of $5,000 to recognize outstanding political reporting of each year and is presented at an annual Washington, DC event attended by both students and media professionals.
Thomas Toner is a member of both the Percussive Arts Society and College Band Directors National Association and has served on several Vermont music organizations’ boards as an advisor or board member. Additionally, Thomas has conducted all six Vermont district wind ensembles as well as Vermont All-State Percussion Ensemble with great success as guest conductor.
He is also a regular performer with the Vermont Symphony, recording extensively with vocal group Counterpoint led by Robert DeCormier. Additionally, he has participated in Broadway shows as a featured soloist alongside Trey Anastasio.
He is well known for appearing at the Salzburg Festival and leading numerous concert tours throughout the United States and Asia as part of UVM student trips.
Tom Toner currently boasts an estimated net worth of between $1-5 Million, having made most of his fortune as an American Football player.
He resides at 2726 Brightside Crt in Cape Coral, FL 33991-3164 and remains single; preferring to keep his personal life private and dated multiple women before becoming single again.
Michael recently exercised 80,600 units of General Dynamics stock on 29 October 2007, worth an estimated value of over $2,293,876 as per the Form 4 filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
Since 1995, Dr. Poncelet has taught at University of Vermont in Burlington as a full professor and chairman of its Department of Music and Dance for over 10 years.