Born in Lebanon, PA in 1952, Tom Strohman started playing piccolo at the age of six. Under the tutelage of his father, H. Herbert Strohman, Tom studied flute, saxophone and clarinet. He continued his studies at Lebanon Valley College with Frank Stachow, eventually graduating with a B.S. in Music Education. In addition to earning a MM. in Jazz Performance from Towson University, Tom has also studied with Joe Allard, Phil Woods, Walter Bishop, Jr., Adolphe Sandole, Charles DeLaney and John Oberbrunner.
Greg Strohman has always enjoyed a diverse yet extensive musical background. From an early age he studied and pursued trombone, piano and music composition, winning numerous accolades in all three areas. Greg earned his Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in trombone performance with a minor area in music theory from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia. His former teachers include Matthew Vaughn, Glenn Dodson, James Erdman, Dennis Sweigart, Scott Eggert and Rodney S. Miller.
It all began a long time ago in a garage in Hershey, Pennsylvania (yes, the famous Chocolatetown, USA) where Jim Miller and Tom Strohman hosted jam sessions on the weekends. Out of those jam sessions some of the musicians went on to become world famous and our band Third Stream was born. The quartet continues to bring quality music to their audiences through concerts, clinics, parties, wedding receptions and lectures.
tgDivergence represents the intersection of many genres of music, played on many instruments, spanning many eras, and performed in many environments as imagined by just two people. We believe that great music transcends all of these labels and attempts at categorization. tgDivergence performs for a diverse audience of all ages and musical tastes. As our slogan says, “from Bach to Ellington to the Beatles and so much more…”