Senior Lecturer in Music (String Technology)
Thomas Sparks, director of String Instrument Technology, attended the New School ( New York City) and Indiana University.
He was a former consultant and buyer for G.L.P. Inc., in the U.S., France, and England. Professor Sparks worked as restoration foreman at Old Library Inc., and as a violin maker and repairer at Esty Violins.
He is a recording artist with Rounder Records and the former United States Irish Fiddle Champion (1980-82).