Thomas Novak

Interim President
New England Conservatory

An active chamber and freelance musician in New York for 10 years, bassoonist Thomas Novak was a founding member of the Amerigo Ensemble, which performed at universities throughout the country and presented educational programs under the auspices of the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Chamber Music Northwest, among others. He is additionally a former member of Quintet of the Americas, with which he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992 and presented concerts in Canada, Bermuda, Venezuela, Colombia, and throughout the United States. A member of the New England Conservatory’s administration since 2001, Novak has been the performance outreach manager, director of admissions, dean of admissions and financial aid, assistant provost, provost, and dean of the college. He is currently serving as interim president.

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