Thomas Landschoot joined the faculty of Arizona State University in 2001 after having taught at the University of Michigan. He has been awarded the Herberger College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award (2005) and has served on the faculty of Shieh Chien University in Taipei since 2008. He spends his summers performing and teaching at prestigious festivals and programs, among them the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Quartet Program in New York, the Killington Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, and the Texas Music Festival. His students have gained success throughout the music world, occupying principal positions in major orchestras like the Montreal and Seattle Symphonies and teaching at universities and colleges around the country. Landschoot is Artistic Director of the Sonoran Chamber Music Festival and President of the Arizona Cello Society. He performs on two exceptional instruments: a rare 1830 Giovanni Batista Pressenda and the 1709 Boccherini Stradivarius on loan from the Chimei foundation.