Thomas Bingham is an alumnus of SUNY 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 has been a staff
member of Campus radio station WCVF-FM since 1983, and currently hosts the locally
popular "General Eclectic" all-genre program. 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 SUNY Fredonia in
2002, teaching courses in American music history and world music.