Profile of a San Francisco Musician

Thomas Busse is a professional tenor based in San Francisco, CA since 2002. He has been on the payrolls of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra as a professional choral singer and soloist.

In addition, he frequently conducts opera, choral and instrumental ensembles. From 2002-2007, he led City Concert Opera.

Thomas is also known as a professional music critic, writing reviews for the San Francisco Classical Voice. In addition, Thomas has prepared performing editions of various works.

This site contains audio and video samples of his work as well as downloadable resources of interestthe music community.


  •  “One of the most heartening spectacles the musical scene can offer: a small organization taking on an ambitious project and doing it superbly. The evening’s hero was City Concert Opera Orchestra, a group that under founding music director Thomas Busse specializes in unstaged performances of obscure opera scores…Busse’s command of the score was unerring.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle (2005)

  • “The other standout, besides Busse’s sure hand, was Martin’s score.”—Opera News (2006)