MSG Stacie Thompson

MSG Stacie Thompson


Hometown: Springdale, AR

Joined the Band: 2001

Ensemble: The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band

Bachelor's Degree: Arkansas Tech University

Master's Degree: University of Arkansas

Doctorate or Performance Certificate: Michigan State University

Biography

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.

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