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Thomas Clippert savors the wide variety of music available for the guitar, from the early Renaissance to the present day. He has appeared with a variety of ensembles including L'Opera Piccola, Heartland Voices, CUBE, Northwest Chicago String Quartet, Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble. Tom has performed for noted events such as the Music Institute of Chicago's George Crumb Project and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Tom has enjoyed several opportunities as an artist in residence, including Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Tom is a graduate of the Yale School of Music where he studied with Benjamin Verdery and was awarded the Eliot Fisk Guitar Prize. Tom serves on the faculties of Oakton Community College and the Chicago High School for the Arts.