A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Tom Curry enjoys a varied performance career as a chamber and orchestral musician. Curry is currently the tubist in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, and the principal tubist of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Ars Viva Symphony, and many other orchestras. Curry has also pursued avenues of performance that extend beyond classical genres and venues. He regularly appears with rock and popular acts, including the Chicago-based punk marching band Mucca Pazza, with whom Curry has toured throughout the country and can be heard on their 2014 release, LYA. As a soloist, Curry has been recognized at several international solo competitions, including being named a semifinalist at the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments (2013) and the Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition (2008 and 2013).
Curry earned degrees in tuba performance and communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Music degree in tuba performance at Northwestern University, where he is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His primary teachers include Rex Martin, John Stevens and Marty Erickson.
Curry was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music in 2014. In addition to teaching applied tuba and euphonium, Curry coaches brass chamber ensembles and co-conducts the University of Wisconsin Low Brass Ensemble.