Lecturer - Saxophone
An accomplished artist in concert music, jazz and musical theatre, Bobbi Thompson has performed for audiences throughout Canada, the United States and Israel. She joined Western University as lecturer of saxophone in 2002, and has taught additional courses in chamber music, saxophone ensemble, jazz ensemble and group clarinet instruction.
Regarded for her outstanding commitment to music education, Bobbi has consistently been recognized for excellence in teaching by the University Students' Council. She served on the faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music for eight years, holds an all-level music teaching certificate in Texas, and was a classroom music teacher at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. She is a frequent clinician and adjudicator for Canadian music schools and festivals, as well as a member of the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners.
Bobbi’s orchestral saxophone engagements include performances with Orchestra London Canada, the Irving and Plano Symphonies (Texas), and the Toronto Wind Orchestra. She has been invited to perform at events such as the 2012 Northeast Texas Saxophone Symposium and the 2013 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference. As a woodwind musician, her numerous musical theatre and jazz engagements include performances with the Grand Theatre (Canada), Drayton Entertainment, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra and the world-famous University of North Texas Lab Bands.
Her teachers have included John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University (Music Performance Certificate), James Riggs and Eric Nestler at the University of North Texas (MMusEd), and Robert Miller at the University of Idaho (BMus).