cropped-bobbi_thompson_webresolution_03-23.jpgSaxophonist Bobbi Thompson has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in North America and Israel, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of saxophone at Western University in London, Ontario. She is a passionate proponent of contemporary music who performs frequently with guitarist Ariel Kasler. Together, the Thompson-Kasler Duo is working to expand the repertoire for saxophone and electric guitar through commissioning and performance projects. She has also performed with a wide range of organizations including the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, London Symphonia (Canada), Magisterra Soloists, International Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony Orchestra, Plano Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Wind Orchestra, Grand Theatre (Canada), Drayton Entertainment, and the world-famous University of North Texas Lab Bands.

Outside of her role as a performer and educator, Dr. Thompson currently serves on both the Executive Board  of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the Editorial Board of their journal The Saxophone Symposium. She previously taught saxophone and chamber music at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduate Music Certificate from Bowling Green State University, Master of Music Education from the University of North Texas, and Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance from the University of Idaho. Her research focuses on the saxophone music of American composer Marilyn Shrude.

Bobbi Thompson is a Conn-Selmer Artist and performs on Selmer Paris saxophones.

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