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
He can be heard on the Dorian and the Catalpa Classics
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