Desires of the Heart
John David Thomas is a subject of biographical record in Marquis Who's Who Publications inclusion in which is limited to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavor and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to contemporary society John David Thomas Occupation: composer, musician, photographer, sound recording engineer Born: Muncie, Ind., March 30, 1951 Education Student, Purdue University, 1971 Student, Jordan College of Music, Indianapolis, 1965 BS in Music Theory and Composition, Ball State University, 1976 Career Musician, composer, 1955-; cellist The Howe String Quartet (with Ann Pinney, Mary Ann Tilford, Anne Wuster), Indianapolis, 1967-68; keyboardist, vocalist, cellist Fire and The Rebel Kind rock bands, 1967-69, Good Conduct rock band, Muncie, 1972-73; pianist The Pavillion at Olde Towne, Los Gatos, California, 1969; radio announcer John David's Late Night Rock Show WCCR-AM, West Lafayette, Ind., 1969-70; photographer Indianapolis, 1964-1984, 1991-2000; budget analyst Office of Comptroller USAFAC, 1976-84; co-leader, keyboardist, composer, arranger, vocalist, sound technician Jetstream band, Carmel, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Columbus, Bloomington, 1979-83; co-leader, keyboardist, vocalist, sound technician The Thomas Brothers, King's Crown Inn, Kokomo, 1979; sound/audio visual technician Valley Cathedral Church, Phoenix, 1987; CEO/owner, digital and film photographer, graphic designer Have Camera Will Travel, 2003- Career Related Pianist, synthesist Paul Thomas and Night and Day, The Tim Barnett Band, Indianapolis Museum Art, 1992, Radisson Hotel and Broadmoor Country Club, Indianapolis, 1991, Highland Country Club, Indianapolis, The Ritz Charles Hotel and Summertrace, Carmel, Ind., Stonehenge Resort, Bedford, Ind., 1991; solo pianist Terranova Mansion, Paradise Valley, Arizona, 1987, Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix, 1988, Boulders Resort, Carefree, Arizona, 1987, Clarion Inn/McCormick's Ranch Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1986, China Gate, Phoenix, 1988, Victor's, Phoenix, 1988, Cascade Club, Everett, Washington, 1990; keyboardist, synthesist, key bassist, The Gulch Gang, Pinnacle Peak Patio, Scottsdale, 1984, Dee Dee Ryan, The Longhorn Saloon, Apache Junction, Arizona, 1984-86, The Last Straw Band, Country City saloon, Mesa, Arizona, 1986; keyboardist, pianist, vocalist with Peter, Paul and John, Anderson (Ind.) College, 1977; CEO, owner, composer, photographer, arranger, producer, musician, engineer, graphic designer, computer operator, John David Thomas Productions, Indianapolis, 1993-; CEO, owner JD Thomas Music Co., 1999-, Monolith Records, 1999-2001, JDT Records, 2001-, Serious Bizness Music Co., 2002-, Global Concept Music Co., 2002-, Silky Rd. Music Co., 2002-, Spirit Realm Music Co., 2002-, Mega Modern Music Co., 2002-; recording artist Civil Defense label mp3.com., 2000-2004, Civil Defense label besonic.com, Europe, 2002-, JDT Records, 2001-. Creative Works Composer, lyricist of over 350 classical, religious, commercial, rock, jazz, popular and avante garde/futuristic compositions, including Infinity, 1970-71, Death of Rock and Roll, 1970, Night Visions, 1972, First Things First, 1972, Two Nudes and a Fire Hydrant, 1972-73, Chant for Orchestra, 1972, 2001, Love Theme in D, 1972, 98, Zeitgeist: The Spirit of the Time, 1974, The Little Prince, 1973, 2001, When We Dead Awaken, 1973, Pray, 1972, Apogee, 1974, Chinese Baby, 1973, Alabama DA (Top Forty recording), 1973, Angel, 1974, Music for French Horn, Cello, and Piano, 1976, Cruising Beyond, 1979, Jetstream Theme, 1979, Chrissy, 1979, Love Theme in B Minor, 1979, In Your Heart, 1983, Future Music, 1987, The Recurrent New Millenium Orchestral Olympic Disco Festival Dance, 1989, Jubilee in F, 1989, Praise Him, The King Liveth, 1989, Love Flowers: Reflections and Meditations on Beauty and Truth, 1990, Sheena's Theme, 1992, I Want You Forever You're My Miracle, 1992, My Pseudo-Erotic, Sensual, Exotic Musical Fantasy and Romance for Our Heavenly Nocturnal Starry-Skied Carpet Ride to Paradise in Istanbul and Constantinople, 1992, I'm in Love with Someone Beautiful, 1992, Improvisations for Sheena, 1992, Musical Essences, 1994, 2002, Mystery World #1, 1994, Mystery World #2, 1994, Orient, 1994, Orchestral #17, 1994, Drums and Percussion Music, 1994, My Renaissance Brass Music, 1994, Postlude, 1994, Music for Baritone Vocal and String Orchestra, 1995, Meditations for Pipe Organ and Male Choir, 1996, Trumpet Voluntary in F, 1996, Pathway to Love, 1996, Majestic Brass Music in F#, 1997, J.D.'s Theme, 1998, The Road to Tomorrow, 1999, Let Me Be the One, 2000, God and the Everlasting, 2000, Sunshine, 2000, Love Theme, 2000, Dreaming, 2000, Together, 2000, Love You, 2000, The Road of Life, 2000, Desires of the Heart, 2000, The Open Sky, 2000, Just Me and You, 2000, In the Spirit of Mozart, 2001, God and the Everlasting, 2001, From Me to You, 2001, Ostinato for Double Reeds, 2001, God 1, 2001, God 2, 2001, Randy's Theme, 2002, Music for Suzy, 2003, Music for Beautiful Women, 2003, over 140 short piano compositions, 1999-2003; (albums) The Journey of Life, Destiny's Calling: Improvisations, 1994, 2002; (CD's) The Journey of Life, 1994, 2002, Musical Essences, 1994, 2002, Music for Bethany, 2002, The Avant-Garde of John David Thomas, 2002, From Me to You, 2002, Desires of the Heart, 2002, Spirit Music, 2002, The Seen and the Unseen, 2000, John David Thomas at the Piano, 2005, Romantic Abstract for the Modern Woman in Love with this Composer, 2005, Potpourri: Music for the World, 2000, Music for the World, vol. 2, 2000, (broadcast) Hometown Hour, Station WFBQ-FM, Indianapolis, 1979-80, Music for Kelly, Judy, Karyn, and Stacey, 2003; performed orginal composition, Someday, WFBM-TV, Indianapolis, 1969; designer automotive concepts and popular fashions; recordings of over 120 original songs and compositions including Love Theme in D, 1972, 98, Majestic Brass Music in F# for Bethany and Mark, 1997, J.D.'s Theme, 1998; plus over 90 recordings on CD's; author numerous poems. Awards GM scholar Purdue University, 1969-70, Hoosier scholar, 1969, Palmer Memorial Music scholar Ball State University, 1971-74; named to Ind. All-State Orchestra (cellist), 1968; recipient 1st place award (cellist) Ind. State Music Contest, 1968, God and Country award, 1965, Outstanding Musician award Irvington Music Club, Indianapolis, 1969, Purdue University Symphonette, 1970, Hometown Hour award WFBQ-FM Radio Station, Indianapolis, 1979. Civic Musician, vocalist, composer Downey Ave. Christian Church, Indianapolis, 1961-69, Univ. Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette, Ind., 1969-71, Castleview Baptist Church, Indianapolis, 1974-84, Valley Cathedral Church, Phoenix, 1986-87, Edmonds (Washington) Christian Church, 1988-90, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 1989-90; page to speaker House of Reps. Ind. State Legislature, 1963; active All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, 1994-96. Memberships Member American Society of Composers, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Audio Engineering Society, Mensa. Family son of John Charles and Phyllis Lorraine (Wear) T.; married Rosalie Faith Baldwin, July 27, 1974 (div. 1990); children: Bethany Carol, Mark David. Hobbies and Special Interests Reading, computers, listening to music, dining, photography John David Thomas's biography appeared in the following books: Who's Who in America, 59th Edition Who's Who in America, 58th Edition Who's Who in America, 57th Edition Who's Who in America, 56th Edition Who's Who in America, 55th Edition Who's Who in America, 54th Edition Who's Who in America, 53rd Edition Who's Who in America, 52nd Edition Who's Who in America, 51st Edition Who's Who in Entertainment, 2nd Edition Who's Who in the Midwest, 26th Edition Who's Who in the Midwest, 25th Edition Who's Who in the Midwest, 24th Edition Who's Who in the West, 23rd Edition Who's Who in the West, 22nd Edition Who's Who in the World, 22nd Edition Who's Who in the World, 21st Edition Who's Who in the World, 20th Edition Who's Who in the World, 19th Edition Who's Who in the World, 18th Edition Who's Who in the World, 17th Edition Who's Who in the World, 16th Edition Who's Who in the World, 14th Edition Who's Who in the World, 13th Edition Who's Who in the World, 12th Edition Who's Who in the World, 11th Edition Who's Who in the World, 10th Edition Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 4th Edition.