Get to know Thomas
What are you doing in school?
"I'm a junior at Towson University studying Music Education."
How long have you been singing in choirs?
What is your favorite musical memory?
“Either the first time I made All-State in high school or singing Sainte-Chapelle in the Summer of 2016."
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
“I play computer games but other than that not really… OH the cluck noise, that’s a pretty special talent.”
Can you describe the “cluck noise”?
"Imagine a clap but two or three times louder and it comes out of my mouth."
Who is your favorite composer?
"It'd have to be [Eric] Whitacre. His music is what got me into choir and he'll always have a soft spot in my heart for that."
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"New Found Glory. They're a sort of Pop Punk band that was popular in the early 2000s."
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"Well classical is the Durufle Ubi Caritas. Non-classical is the song About Today by The National."
If you were a cupcake what flavor would you be?
"Red velvet because I'm smooth like chocolate but also not at all."
Velvet or flannel?
What's your favorite sports team?
Who’s cooler: John Lennon or Mick Jagger?
“John Lennon, because I don't really know much about either of those people."
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
"Well we sort of all have that common problem where in our school choirs we give a ton of effort while half the kids don't care. We sorta realized 'wait lets get people who have this problem together in a choir and it'll be awesome’."
What's your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
“Sainte-Chapelle [by Eric Whitacre]!"
Thomas Rust has been with Lux from the start, all ten seasons. He’s a sophomore Music Education major at Towson University, although he transferred after a year at Anne Arundel Community College. There, he sang with the AACC Chamber Singers and had multiple roles in the college’s presentation of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute. At Towson, he sings with the University Chorale and Men's Chorus, as well as a student-led men's group, Quorus.
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