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2004

FMU's First Tuesday Chamber Music Series to feature pianist Gregory Thompson, Feb. 3

     FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University’s First Tuesday Chamber Music Series will feature pianist Gregory Thompson, Feb. 3.

    The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

     Thompson is an associate professor of piano and acting chair of the Department of Music and Fine Arts at Johnson C. Smith University. He holds the B.A. degree in piano performance from Limestone College, the M.M. degree in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and the D.M.A. degree in piano performance from the University of South Carolina.

    Thompson has done additional study in the United States and in Europe. He has served as an instructor of music at Morris College in Sumter, Benedict College in Columbia, and Claflin University in Orangeburg. He has also served as an adjunct professor of piano at Charleston Southern University and lecturer in opera coaching at USC.

    Thompson has performed as pianist and accompanist both in the U.S. and abroad. His performances have included solo recitals, orchestral performances, chamber recitals, and vocal and instrumental accompanying. In the summer of 1998, he served as principal accompanist for Studio Lirico’s production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in Cortona, Italy.

    Thompson is a member of MTNA, NCMTA, Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum and the Board of Directors for Theater Charlotte. He also serves as pianist/choral accompanist for Calvary Church of Charlotte.

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Last Published: February 13, 2006 10:03 AM
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