Thomas holds a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Education from Ithaca College. There he performed with a variety of ensembles including the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, and Trumpet Ensemble. In 2013, he performed at the National Trumpet Competition as a member of the IC Trumpet Ensemble, where they won 4th place. Upon graduating, he was a participant at the 14th Annual Bar Harbor Brass Week and the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Balquhidder Music/Glen Lyon Books Scholarship.
Currently, Thomas is pursuing a Master of Music (M.M.) in Performance at Stony Brook University, where he studies with Kevin Cobb. His past trumpet instructors include: Dr. Kim Dunnick, Frank Gabriel Campos, Peter Bond, and Michael Blutman.