Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Tom Lonardo Orchestra
Series Number: MS16-02
Processed and Cataloged by: Lucas Morgan
Size of Collection: 6.5 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 13
Type of Material: Sheet music
Arrangement: Arranged by instrument in score order
Biographical / Historical Information: Tom Lonardo was born in Paris, Tn., grew up in the family’s music store - LONARDO PIANO COMPANY - and in his father’s 10-piece dance band - Tom Lonardo and his Orchestra - “Tops In Dancing and Listening Pleasure”. Tom has played drums for over 50 years and holds a BM and MM from The University of Mississippi and attended The Berklee School of Music studying with Alan Dawson, but is mostly self-taught. He was elected into the Ole Miss Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2011 received the Life Time Achievement award from The Memphis Musical Heritage Foundation.
Scope and Content: Music scores