The Phoenix Symphony Association appointed interim chorus master Dr. Thomas Bookhout to a two-year term as chorus master. He was chosen as interim chorus master in August of 2012.
Before moving to Phoenix nine years ago, Bookhout served as music director of the Taghkanic Chorale. Prior to that, he was the director of choral activities at the University of Charleston (W.V.), chorus master of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, director of the Women’s Chorus, and assistant conductor of the concert choir for Arizona State University.
In addition to the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Bookhout is the director of performing arts at Scottsdale Christian Academy and the sanctuary choir director at Camelback Bible Church. He is on the executive board of the AZ American Choral Directors Association and is a member of numerous other professional organizations.