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School of Music
Thomas Bingham

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151
Thomas Bingham

Thomas Bingham

Mason Hall 2042
716-673-3151 phone
716-673-3154 fax


Thomas Bingham is an alumnus of The State University of New York at Fredonia, where he earned his BA and MA in Mathematics. He left academia in 1973 to pursue a variety of activities in the field of music. He worked as a music journalist for over thirty years, writing reviews and feature articles for over 100 publications. He may be best known for a lengthy stint as a Contributing Editor for Audio magazine, where he wrote extensively on folk, American ethnic, and world music. As a performer, he spent most of the 1980's and '90's as a member of the Irish traditional-folk band, Waxies' Dargle, in which he sang and played tin whistle and bodhran. He also worked as a record producer, promoter, and publicist for a number of artists in a variety of musical genres. He spent nearly 30 years (1983-2012) as a staff member at campus radio station WCVF-FM, where he hosted such popular programs as "Toss the Feathers" (traditional Irish music), "Scratchy Old Vinyl" (an all-genre "oldies" program) and "General Eclectic" (all-genre show which attracted an international following thanks to internet streaming). He re-entered the field of education in 2001, teaching Special Studies courses at Chautauqua Institution and tin whistle workshops in Jamestown for several years. He joined the faculty of Fredonia in 2002, teaching courses in American music history and world music.

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