Dr. Thompson is a composer working both in acoustic music for traditional instruments and music for traditional instruments with electronic and multimedia interaction. His works have been performed in many places, including Florida, New York, Australia and Italy.
He earned a B.M. degree from Samford University, and M.M. and D.M. degrees from Florida State University. He joined the faculty of PBA in 1999, where he is associate professor of music, coordinating music theory, composition and technology.