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Tom Kmiecik is currently the Senior Artist Relations & Business Administration
Specialist for Yamaha, based out of the Atelier in New York City. Along with this
role, he is also a freelance woodwind specialist in the New York City area and
subs regularly on a number of Broadway productions. Prior to his career in New
York, he was an active performer and teacher in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and
Michigan. He previously served on the faculties at Kilgore College, Southeastern
Louisiana University, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Prior to his current
position at Yamaha, he was part of the team at D'Addario & Co. as their Artist
Relations & Marketing Specialist.
Dr. Kmiecik has performed in concert halls across the United States and Europe with a number of ensembles, including the Dallas Wind Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Gulf Coast Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Pops Orchestra, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Symphony. He has performed as a woodwind specialist in pit orchestras for musicals across the country, including performances on Broadway and on the famous Las Vegas strip.
He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in applied music/performance from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, his Master of Music degree in performance with a related field in music education from the University of North Texas, and his Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Eastern Michigan University. His teachers include Marina Sturm, James Gillespie, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Suzanne Tirk, and Andrew Mormile.
In addition to his formal musical training, Dr. Kmiecik has gone through a number of business courses and earned certifications that are applicable to his role in the music industry. He is currently an Agile Certified Practitioner through the Project Management Institute (PMI-ACP). He achieved "above target" ratings on all seven ACP domains during the certification process, the highest rating score possible. Through the Pragmatic Institute, he has earned the credentials of Level 6 Pragmatic Marketing Certified (PMC-VI), Pragmatic Certified Product Manager, and Pragmatic Certified Product Marketer.
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