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Music educator

J. Mark Thompson, music educator. Decorated Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement medal University São Paolo. Army; named Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, Commonwealth Kentucky, Julian Carroll, Governor, 1979; recipient Mildred Hart Bailey Research award, Northwestern State University, 2006; grantee, Louisiana Board Regents Support Fund, 2000-2001, NSU Student Technology Advisory Team, 2001-2002.


Thompson, J. Mark was born on October 9, 1962 in Murray, Kentucky, United States. Son of Brent Druien and Dorothy Spencer Thompson.


Bachelor of Music summa cum laude, Murray State University, 1984. Master of Science in Systems Management, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1989. Master of Arts in Music Performance, University Iowa, 1990.

Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance, University Iowa, 1991. Doctor in Musical Arts in Performance and Pedagogy, University Iowa, 1991.


Principal bass trombone Civic Orchestra Chicago, 1990—1991. Associate professor music trombone and low brass Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1992—2000. Principal bass trombone Longview (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, since 1994.

Principal bass trombone and tenor tuba Shreveport (Louisiana) Symphony Orchestra, since 1994. Bass trombone and tenor tuba Lancaster (Ohio) Festival Orchestra, since 1998. Professor music trombone and low brass Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, since 2000.

Captain United States Army, 1985-1988.


  • Other Work

    • Musician: (compact disc) Reflections!, 1999, LATEX Trombones, 2002, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, since 2007. Editor, co-author: literature guide French Music for Low Brass Instruments, 1994, Solos for the Student Trombonist, second edition, 2004. Musician (soloist): South Arkansas Symphony, 2005, United States Army Orchestra, 2006, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, 2006.


Member of American Federation Musicians, Music Teachers National Association (national certified teacher music Cincinnati), International Tuba and Euphonium Association, International Trombone Association (life. Member publications and literature committee 1989—2003, chairman publications and literature committee 2003-2005, board advisors since 2006).


  • Other Interests

    Oragami, movies, travel, computers.


Married Ami Scroggins, December 31, 1997. Married Miki Dawn Lynn, May 16, 1985 (divorced February 27, 1997). Children: Katherine Ruth, Rebecca Carol, Stephen Brent.

Brent Druien

Dorothy Spencer Thompson

Ami Scroggins

Miki Dawn Lynn

Katherine Ruth Thompson

Rebecca Carol Thompson

Stephen Brent Thompson