Todd Thomas Music Scholarship

The Todd Thomas Music Scholarship was created in 2013 as a way for Todd Thomas to give back to the Chemung county, the area Todd grew up in and the place where music was first instilled in him.

Learn more about the scholarship, how to apply, and how you can help students achieve their musical dreams alongside Todd.

To make a contribution to the scholarship fund, please make a check out to “Todd Thomas Music Scholarship” and mail it to:

Community Foundation
301 Main Street
Horseheads, NY 14845

Learn more about The Community Foundation


December Concert

Join us each year for our annual Home For The Holidays Concert at Park Church in Elmira, NY.


A fundraising event for the TODD THOMAS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP administered through The COMMUNITY FOUNDATION of ELMIRA-CORNING

“LEO’S OTHER CHRISTMAS”. A multi discipline musical and visual setting of the award winning children’s holiday story written by Elmira native, Graham Sale. Each year, the work is adapted to be performed with the scholarship winner.


A Christmas Gift

The beautiful singer standing tall and so strong,
Booming the words of each wonderful song
His baritone voice articulates so well,
Followed by gratitude he is mindful to tell..

Of Marge MacPherson’s three-part harmony
Solfege singing, a favorite memory.
First solo in Jr Hi; teacher Jacqueline Coon,
Piano lessons with Mary Mattoon.

Helen Pletsch, Lou Coccognia, Larry Alderfer,
Bob Gazzara, Kimber Billow, inspiring for sure.
In a small community on the River Chemung,
With a rich heritage of music played and sung.

I call him beautiful, thinking of his heart,
Praising his roots; his humble start.
He is ours!   Thanks be to God!
Who enriches our lives with a gift named Todd.

Katherine Mattoon