Thomas Schudel (b. 1937)
Thomas Schudel received Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from Ohio State University. He majored in bassoon, and later in theory and composition studying with Dr. Marshall Barnes. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree is from the University of Michigan, 1972, where he majored in composition studying with Professor Ross Lee Finney and Dr. Leslie Bassett.
Dr. Schudel has taught harmony and composition at the University of Regina since 1964. His Symphony No. 1 won first prize at the City of Trieste’s International Competition for Symphonic Compositions in 1972. Since then, he has had numerous commissions by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Regina Symphony, the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association and other groups.