Dr. Thomas Connors is the Director of Instrumental Music Studies and the Coordinator of Music Education at Kean University. In addition to directing the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds he teaches conducting and method courses in instrumental music. He is also the faculty advisor to Kappa Kappa Psi, the national fraternity for college band programs. Off campus Dr. Connors is an active guest conductor and clinician. His activities include serving as an executive board member for the New Jersey Band Association as well as chairman of the New Jersey Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble and Director of the Westfield Community Symphonic Band.