Nick Thompson is a versatile orchestral and chamber musician based out of the Ann Arbor, MI area. Nick was recently appointed to the position of Principal Clarinet with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and also holds the position of 2nd/Eb Clarinet with the Flint Symphony Orchestra and 2nd Clarinet with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed frequently with the Toledo Symphony as well as various other orchestras such as the Ann Arbor Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Peoria Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra and many others. He has performed Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie with the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra in 2016, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the George Mason University Wind Symphony and was a Finalist in the 2014 Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition. Nick is excited to be a founding member of the newly formed Chamber Artists of Southeast Michigan (CASM) – more information about CASM can be found at: http://www.casmmusic.org
A native of Great Falls, VA, Nick recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and also graduated cum laude from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance. He has primarily studied with Chad Burrow, Dan Gilbert, Kathy Mulcahy and Dr. Rochelle Oedemann, as well as performed in masterclasses for Richie Hawley, Ralph Skiano, Ricardo Morales, Diana Haskell, Eli Eban, Suzanna Dennis Bratton, J Lawrie Bloom and Loren Kitt. Nick has also attended the Chautauqua Institution, Philadelphia International Music Festival and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.