Thomas G. Warner, Jr.

Thomas G. Warner, Jr.

Assistant Director of Bands/Music Lecturer
North Carolina A&T State University


Thomas G. Warner, Jr., M.M.Ed. serves as Assistant Director of Bands at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His primary duties include facilitating aspects of the band related to wind band pedagogy, lecturing, and teaching courses in the Music Department of the College of Humanities Arts and Sciences. In addition, Mr. Warner assists The Director of Bands with all aspects of the university band program which include reporting within the Division of Student Affairs, Visual and Performing Arts, and The Music Program. Mr. Warner’s other duties include composing, arranging, teaching music, and conducting/facilitating music rehearsals for The University Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Trumpet Choir, Brass Choir, and Pep Band. Mr. Warner also assists with student recruitment, consistent communication, and implementation of band logistics and national music education standards.

Mr. Warner is a native of Atlanta, GA and a product of Atlanta Public Schools. Mr. Warner is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Music Education. Mr. Warner is a graduate of the Florida State University, College of Music in Tallahassee Florida where he studied under Dr. Clifford Madsen and Dr. Steven Kelly, earning a Master’s Degree in Music Education. Mr. Warner is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mr. Warner was classically trained on trumpet by Phil Elkins, former trumpeter for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, now Co-Principal Trumpeter for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Warneralso studied jazz trumpet at The Florida State University College of Music under Scotty Barnhart of The Count Basie Jazz Orchestra.

Mr. Warner is a sought-after clinician adjudicator, and musical arranger for Metro Atlanta Schools, the state of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and the United States Virgin Islands. Mr. Warner has served as a music educator, director of bands and orchestra in metro Atlanta and surrounding school districts. Mr. Warner served as an Assistant Band Director at South Carolina State University. He also served as Assistant Director of University Bands, Interim Director of Bands, and Director of Bands at Clark Atlanta University.

Mr. Warner’s professional affiliations include The Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Band Directors' Consortium where he currently serves as President. Mr. Warner has also served as one of the convention coordinators, facilitators, and adjudicator and Director of the Trumpet Choir. He has also been guest conductor of the All-Star Concert Band in 2015. Mr. Warner is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, The Minority Band Directors National Association, The International Trumpet Guild, National Association for Music Educators and has served a member of Georgia Music Educators Association and The Metro Atlanta Community Band. Other professional memberships include: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc., Prince Hall Masonry, John L. Martin Consistory 367A, and Al-Karim Temple #242 of Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

  Session Titles

Building Successful Music Programs


This clinic focuses on tips, techniques, and strategies for building music programs with an emphasis on organizational structure, rehearsal methods, booster organizations, wind band literature, and student leadership.

Student Musicians in Urban School Settings


This clinic is presentation of a descriptive analysis of influences or urban school settings on student preparation on entering into collegiate music programs.

What is Your Why?


This clinic focuses on student leadership and purpose in band programs going into their first year of leadership.