Prior to joining the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tom Fleming has performed in North and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. Having earned degrees from Yale University and the Manhattan School of Music, he was also a fellow at the New World Symphony. He has performed as concerto soloist in various venues, most notably Alice Tully Hall in New York City. His orchestral career has included engagements with the Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fleming has participated in numerous summer festivals, such as the Bellingham Festival of Music, Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland and the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. As an alumnus of the high school conservatory at the North Carolina School of the Arts, he studied with the late Mark Popkin. During his college years, Fleming continued bassoon studies with Patricia Rogers, Frank Morelli and Sue Heineman.
Fleming plays a custom bassoon built by Benson Bell of Ontario, Canada.