Tom McGillen works as a consultant specializing in amplification and electronics and their application in the modern marching ensemble. His consulting business Marching Audio works with many notable band programs and percussion sections including Blue Springs (Mo.), Broken Arrow (Okla.), Carmel (Ind.), Cedar Ridge (Texas), Flower Mound (Texas), Hebron (Texas), Homestead (Ind.), Owasso (Okla.), Ronald Reagan (Texas), Union (Okla.), and William Mason (Ohio) high schools, among many others.
He has presented clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Texas Band Master's Association Convention, Music for All Summer Symposium, and other state Music Conventions.
Mr. McGillen has served as the audio and electronics specialist for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps since 2010. He has been involved in a similar capacity for both the Music City Mystique and Gateway World Class Independent WGI Percussion Ensembles. Tom has also assisted with a number of collegiate marching band's sound system designs.
Before pursuing consulting full time, Mr. McGillen was the adjunct professor of percussion at the University of Tulsa and served as the District Percussion Specialist and a private teacher for the Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Tom holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a master's degree in Percussion Performance from Oklahoma State University. He is an educational artist for Innovative Percussion Inc, Evans Drum Heads, Planet Waves Cables, and he is a Yamaha Performing Artist.