Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus


  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual and Performing Arts) from the University of Maryland
  • Master of Music (Jazz Performance) from the University of Miami

Saxophonist/flutist Tom McCormick has been a fixture on the South Florida jazz scene for over twenty-five years. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Tom studied at the acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and later taught there. He is currently the saxophone professor at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus. Tom has performed with some of the biggest names in the business including: Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Nicole Henry, Mongo Santamaria, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, the O’Jays, Celia Cruz, Donna Summer, Patti Austin and Lou Rawls. For many years he was the principal saxophonist with the Miami Symphony. Music has taken Tom around the world. He has performed throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Japan and India. Besides being a multi-instrumentalist, Tom is also an accomplished composer and arranger.


  • Graduate Assistantship in Jazz Saxophone performance University of Miami (1993-1998)


  • Music Appreciation (MUL 1010)
  • Jazz and Popular Music in America (MUL 2380)
  • Fundamentals Music Theory (MUT 1001)
  • Jazz Workshop (MUN 1010)
  • Woodwind Techniques
  • Jazz Ensemble (MUN 2711)
  • Applied Saxophone lessons (MVJ & MVW)
  • Applied Clarinet lessons (MVW)
  • Applied Jazz Flute lessons (MVJ)
  • Saxophone Ensemble (Chamber music)