Thomas Pibal eats, breathes and lives music, although sometimes he eats bacon and breathes air, too. Thomas plays 26 instruments, has a different hairstyle every day and lives to connect with, edify and inspire people through the amazing and transcendent art of organized sound.
Thomas has worked as the staff accompanist at Lakeland University and Silver Lake College, the rehearsal accompanist for the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus, the choir director at the University of Wisconsin – Fond Du Lac and band and choir director at Sheboygan Lutheran High School.
As a student, Thomas was a co-recipient of Lakeland College’s “Outstanding Overall Music Student” award. While a member of Appleton based band “The Electra Color,” they were nominated for the Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s “Best New Band” award in 2015. Thomas was nominated for the WAMI’s “Keyboard Player of the Year” award in 2016. In 2017 Thomas wrote and produced his first soundtrack for a short film that was part of the Madison 48 hour film festival. The writing, recording and editing for the score all took place in the space of one day. The film received the award for “Best Original Score” and was runner up for the title of best overall film at the local festival.
In 2011 Thomas released his first album of original music and he continues to write, record, produce and release music from his home studio. Thomas plays drums in a jazz trio called “Jive Safely,” keyboards in the Fox Valley cover band “The Shin Diggs,” and is the lead singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the “Thomas Pibal Trio,” all three of which play all over Eastern Wisconsin. Thomas is a member of the Michibago Music Teachers Association and teaches private piano, voice, guitar, bass and percussion lessons in the Sheboygan Area. Thomas also works as a freelance accompanist for various high schools and theatre companies among other clients, and has also filled the role of rehearsal accompanist, music/vocal director and pit director for several musicals.
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