Returned to USA August 2005
Classical Guitar Performance U of New Orleans 1981
1985 M.M. Musicology University of South Dakota
Graduate Guitar:Toronto University (Eli Kassner)
Guitar: Loyola of New Orleans(Richard Greene)
Conducting Master Class:Northwestern of Chicago (John Payntor)
1981 BA Music Performance University of New Orleans
Luthier Apprenticeship Irvin Symogii
1961 Executant Musician United States Naval
School of Music
Frank Martinez New Orleans
1976-80 Elias Barriero University of
1980-81 Richard Greene: (Guitar) Loyola University New Orleans
1983-84 Chris Johnson:(Guitar) University of
South Dakota (Vermillion)
1984 Eli Kassner: (Guitar)Toronto
Percussion: Rudimental, Melodic,
Military, Symphonic, Jazz.
Classical Guitar: Private and Group instruction, lecture recitals, composition, construction
Vocal and Choral: Vocal methods, solfegio, choral conducting, and composition.
methods, conduct string orchestra, coach string quartet and chamber ensembles.
Brass: High and low brass methods,
plays Eb Tenor horn, conducts brass band. Brass Class.
Piano: Class instruction,
vocal coaching and
harmony and theory demonstration.
CONDUCTING MASTER CLASSES
1984-85 L. Torkelson (Choral) University of
1983 R. DeVilbiss(Band) University of
1983 John Payntor Northwestern University (Band)
1982 John Colson (Orchestra) State
University of SD
1979-80 L. Slatkin Tulane University
1960-61 Staff Naval School of Music
Mr. Thompson is an accomplished music educator, performer, and conductor. He is well known in international
luthier circles and performs on classical guitars of his own design and construction. He has experience utilizing music in
the classroom at elementary, secondary and University levels.
Mr. Thompson is very interested in Brass Bands.
His experience came Brass Banding with Onslow Evening Post, a leading brass band in the movement in New Zealand. He also conducted
the Porirua Metro Ford Brass Band on two occasions while there. He has participated in the Metropolitan Silver Brass Band
in Toronto on Eb Tenor horn. He is editor of The Shepherds
Crook, the online newsletter of the American Brass Band Association.
He coached University Band Percussion and used Choral Procedures in His Classroom
techniques at Shenzhen University in PR China.
He taught private guitar Students while in China. He recently returned from Shanghai
University where he served as Foreign Expert in Oral English the 2004-2005 academic year.