Bergeron is a trumpeter, composer, producer, and
educator known for excelling in both the classical and jazz
realms. In addition to being a member of the Atlantic Brass
Quintet, Thomas is Principal Trumpet with the Springfield
Symphony and leads his own jazz chamber ensemble. He has
released two critically-acclaimed jazz albums inspired by the
work of Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen. He is an alumnus
of Carnegie Hallís resident Ensemble Connect and has performed
with Vampire Weekend, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra,
The American Symphony, T-Pain, The Temptations, Idina Menzel,
Judy Collins, Jon Irabagon, Arlo Guthrie, Ernie Watts, the
Radio City Christmas Orchestra, and numerous Broadway shows.
His network television appearances include Saturday Night
Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and CBS This Morning.
Thomas is currently the Director of Chamber Music and Orchestra at Deerfield Academy and has previously held teaching positions at Williams College, Bennington College, Yale, and Amherst College. He has also been on faculty at Musicambia where he worked with inmates at Sing Sing Maximum Security Correctional Facility, served as an educational consultant for The Harmony Program in New York City, and was an inclusive learning teaching artist with VSA Massachusetts.
He holds two advanced degrees from Yale, where he won the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition and received the John Swallow Award for excellence in brass playing. He also holds a Business Management degree from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.
Thomas is a Conn-Selmer Endorsement Artist. He performs exclusively on Bach Artisan Stradivarius Bb, Eb/D, and piccolo trumpets, the Bach Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet, and the Conn Vintage One flugelhorn.