Dr. Thomas M. Hodgman is in his fifteenth year as Director of Choral Ensembles and Professor of Music at Adrian College. He has served as guest conductor and adjudicator for choral ensembles in California, New Jersey, New York, Michigan and Ohio. His choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and in Beijing, China as part of the celebration surrounding the 2008 Summer Olympics. His choirs have toured the United States, Europe, China and throughout the Great Lakes region. During his sabbatical in the spring of 2009, Dr. Hodgman taught at the European University Cyprus on the island of Cyprus for three months where he directed the College Concert Choir and presented choral methods seminars. He has co-authored three textbooks: Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher (GIA, 2006), Teaching Music in Higher Education (Oxford, 2008) and most recently, Handbook for the Beginning Music Mentor (GIA, 2010). In 2012, Dr. Hodgman visited colleges and schools in Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing as part of an educational exchange program in conjunction with the University of Michigan.