MSG Stacie Thompson joined The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in October of 2001 as a clarinetist in the Ceremonial Band. Before joining the band, Thompson taught at Albion College while working towards a DMA degree at Michigan State University. After completing the degree, she went on to teach at Stephen F. Austin State University before auditioning for TUSAB. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and German, a Master of Music Degree, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance. Her teachers include Ed Abbott, Pat Ellison, Keith Koons, Barbara Rentschler, Robert Umiker and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr. She recently had a beach wedding to marry French hornist Shane Iler. Thompson enjoys home improvement projects and teaching and performing in the Washington, D.C. area.