Thomas Williford, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is the Graham Rogers organ scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Music at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford, Connecticut (CT) and the Assistant in Concert Production at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. During this period, Thomas performed recitals at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, CT; Trinity Church in the city of Boston, Massachusetts , as well as at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He also collaborated regularly as an accompanist and conductor of several area choirs including the choirs of St. Thomas’s Church and Christ Church in New Haven, CT, and the Chorus of Westerly in Westerly, Rhode Island.
Thomas completed the Masters of Music degree at Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music in 2016 where he served as Organist and Choirmaster of the Episcopal Church at Yale and Organist of the University Church in Yale. His undergraduate studies were undertaken at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia as a student of Jack Mitchener and Robert Parris.