Third Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Thomas Aber is the bass clarinetist with the Omaha Symphony. His studies of the bass clarinet took him to the Juilliard School and to the Netherlands, where he studied with Harry Sparnaay. While living in The Netherlands Aber was a prize winner in the Gaudeamus Foundation's International Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music.
In 1989 he worked with Charles Dodge for the premiere of Elegy, the first fractal-generated composition. Aber earned his DMA in clarinet at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. His writings on the bass clarinet, its history, and repertoire are available online. In addition, information about his 2019 recording of early repertoire for the bass clarinet on the Urania label can be found here.