Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Thomas Gerber, harpsichord

Thomas Gerber is a founding member of two early music period instruments ensembles: Ensemble Voltaire (formerly Ensemble Ouabache), a chamber music group formed in 1987 which is currently ensemble-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis; and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, formed in 1996, which is presently ensemble-in-residence at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center of the University of Indianapolis.

In addition to teaching harpsichord and music history at Butler, Mr. Gerber is assistant professor of music and humanities at Marian College, Indianapolis, and serves as well on the faculty of the University of Indianapolis, where he teaches music history and coaches the student baroque ensemble.

He is harpsichordist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as well as of the liturgical early music ensemble Musik Ekklesia. Recent appearances have included the Early Music Festival of St. Louis and the Bloomington Early Music Festival, as well as with other period-instrument early-music groups, such as Catacoustic Consort, the Callipygian Players, Pills to Purge Melancholy, and Haydn-by-the-Lake.

He can be heard on the Dorian and the Catalpa Classics labels.

Gerber holds master's degrees from Indiana University and Ball State University, and a bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College (Michigan). His teachers included Fernando Valenti, Anthony Newman, and Elisabeth Wright.

Summers have found him studying and performing at places such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Accademia Internacional del Verano on the island of Mallorca (Spain), and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.