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Mr. Paul Thompson

Applied Flute and General Education
Office: River Campus Seminary  353

Work hard. Have some fun. Show up to class. Be kind and polite.

What area do you teach?



G.L.C.M. from the London College of Music
French Government Scholarship recipient for post-graduate studies with Paris Conservatoire flute professor
M.M. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin College, OH
Baroque Performance Institute, Longy MA

Your philosophy of teaching:

Always give 100% in every class or lesson and don't be afraid to entertain. Usually what one is teaching involves a narrative of some kind. Convey the story in as vivid, humorous, true and passionate a way as possible.

Why did you decide to teach?

I fell in love with it.

Credentials/career path

Previously I taught at:

London College of Music Junior Department
Lady Eleanor Holles School, London
Forest School, London
Community School of Music, Ithaca NY
Cornell University, NY
Colgate University, NY
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Murray State University, KY

Professional Highlight

Performances at National Flute Association Conventions in New York, Dallas, Anaheim, New Orleans etc.

Performance on the Great Wall of China with the Southeast Symphony


Jane Stephens Honors Program Exempli Gratia Award

Organization with which you are involved

National Flute Association
Saint Louis Flute Society

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Performance at 2018 National Flute Association Convention, Orlando, FL

Best advice for students

Work hard. Have some fun. Show up to class. Be kind and polite.


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701