Thomas Jackson

Chicago-born Tom Jackson has been a member of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra since 1985.  Currently, he is principal second for the Kennett Symphony of Chester County. He has also performed with the Philly Pops, the Reading Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony, and early music ensembles such as the Pennsylvania Pro Musica, Serenata and Brandywine Baroque. He is concertmaster emeritus of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and is a member of the Ama Deus ensemble. He also served as concertmaster of the Haddonfield Symphony for four years.  Tom teaches violin at the University of Valley Forge.


Tom began his study of violin at age 10 and, upon graduation from Cheltenham High School, continued his studies at The New School  of Music, where he studied violin with Yumi Ninomiya Scott and Herbert Light, both of whom played with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Tom's repertoire isn't confined to music.  He is always quick with a million stories, jokes, and puns.


"I have been performing music since I was a teenager.  I'm never tired of it.  It is always a challenge to do a better job each concert and nail everything!  As a freelance musician, I enjoy mixing with other musicians in a constant change of scenery and environments."