Guitar and Guitar Ensemble
Professor Thomas Pender is adjunct faculty for the University of Central Missouri and the University of Kansas School of Music. Mr. Pender also served as faculty at Longview Community College for 22 years. In addition, he has taught privately for over 40 years. Mr. Pender holds a degree in Music Performance and another degree in Music Composition from The University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Pender also served as the guitarist and arranger for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs TD Pack Band for eleven seasons. He performs regularly as a solo guitarist, with Monique Danille, various big bands, combos and also is the leader of the Tom Penderblast Ensemble.
Mr. Pender has performed in various shows including Rent, Man of LaMancha, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues and Eubie to mention a few. In addition, Mr. Pender has performed with many jazz and Rhythm and Blues groups including Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mark Pender of the Conan O’Brien Show, O.C. Smith, and Claude Fiddler Williams. His recordings include solo guitar as well as innumerable music sessions, TV commercials, and radio spots.