Thomas County Orchestras   

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Dear Parents and Students,

           Welcome to the Thomas County Orchestras web page. My name is Boyan Bonev, and I am the Orchestra Director at Thomas County Schools. In the Orchestra Program, instruction is offered on violin, viola, cello and double bass, starting in third grade. I teach classes at Cross Creek Elementary, Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School. If you are interested in enrolling your child or have any questions about the program, please contact me via email at

           I am very excited to be back to school, and can't wait to see all students back in person or virtually, and to make music together again!!!   


           Award-winning cellist Boyan Bonev is a native of Bulgaria. He holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and Bachelor of Music degree from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Bonev has performed in a number of prestigious music festivals and conferences in Europe and USA such as SeasideStrings in Seaside, FL, FestivalSouth in Hattiesburg, MS, College Music Society Southern Regional Conference and Florida Music Educators' Association Conference in Tampa, FL, Varga Celebration in Greensboro, NC, Seven Days of Opening Nights and Festival of New Music in Tallahassee, FL, Musica Nova and New Bulgarian Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, Varna Summer in Varna, Bulgaria, Apolonia in Sozopol, Bulgaria and March Music Days in Rousse, Bulgaria. 

           Dr. Bonev has performed across North America and Europe. He was featured as a soloist by Seaside Chamber Players, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, University of West Florida Chamber Orchestra, Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra and Stara Zagora Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall. Dr. Bonev is a prize winner from the Bulgarian National Competition for Singers and Instrumentalists and the International Competition "Music and Earth". He is also a recipient of the Radio Stara Zagora National Award for Outstanding Concert and Artistic Achievement and the Florida State University Graduate Teaching Assistantship. 

           Currently, Dr. Bonev serves as the Orchestra Director at Thomas County Schools. He is also the Music Director and Conductor of South Georgia Ballet and South Georgia Youth Orchestra, and on the faculty of the Florida State University Summer Music Camps.




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