Meet our new Artistic Director, Tom Almli

Message from the President


It is with GREAT joy that I am able to announce the new Artistic Director for the Federal Way Chorale, Thomas Almli. Tom is the current Music Department Chair, the Director of Choral Music Activities and the Conductor of the Jazz Ensemble at Bellevue Community College. He comes to us with a wealth of experience, education, musical knowledge and repertoire that many singers can only dream of. Tom has big shoes to fill, but we have every confidence that he will succeed as ‘the music lives on’.


Please join us in the excitement and anticipation of our new beginnings with our new Artistic Director Tom Almli! We look forward to seeing all of you in person very soon.


Warm Regards,

Leslie Bradley, Board President

Message from Thomas Almli


Dear Friends,


I am so thrilled to begin our journey together as your new Artistic Director. As we work to rebound from the restrictions and realities of the Covid 19 Pandemic, a new day is around the corner. I am both humbled and honored to follow and carry on the tradition of my good friend and respected colleague, the late Laird Thornton. Laird embodied a tradition of excellence and a commitment to the essence of music making in the community. I look forward to meeting returning members and welcoming new members to the wonderful Federal Way Chorale as we forge a new and exciting season.



Thomas Almli