Texas Tech University

Dr. J. Mark Thompson

J. Mark Thompson is Professor of Music at Northwestern State University. He holds degrees from Murray State University, University of Southern California, and University of Iowa; his teachers include Ray Conklin, John Hill, George Krem, Charles Vernon, and Arnold Jacobs. A charter life member of the ITA, Dr. Thompson chairs its Advisory Council on Literature and served a six-year term on its Board of Advisers. Editor and co-author of French Music for Low Brass Instruments, he also produced Solos for the Student Trombonist, 2d ed. Dr. Thompson was a featured soloist with the South Arkansas Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and the U.S. Army Orchestra, and he was a Participant at the Alessi Seminar. Formerly Principal Bass Trombone of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he performs with the Shreveport Symphony, Drei Bones (trombone trio), I-49 Brass Quintet, South Arkansas Symphony, Lancaster Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestras.