Please join us in welcoming Jason Thompson to our school board as the fifth member, bringing our board to its full size. Redeemer Lutheran Church appointed Thompson as its representative on our board at the last church council meeting. We’re excited to welcome his academic and musical expertise to our endeavors. If you’ve ever visited Redeemer during Sunday services, you likely heard Dr. Thompson and his wife assist in our worship through their beautiful violin playing. Here’s a bit more about Jason.

Dr. Jason Thompson is associate professor of music at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, where he has been on faculty since 2006. He, his wife, and their two sons live in Fort Wayne. He conducts the IWU Orchestra, Early Music Ensemble, and Opera Theatre, and teaches violin, viola, and music history. He serves as concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra.

Thompson is a scholar of early Lutheran church music, and on the board of directors of Lutheranism and the Classics. He was recently awarded a prestigious Hinds Research Fellowship at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he will be working on a critical edition of published chant books from the early Lutheran church and forming a Society for Early Lutheran Music.

As a Baroque violinist, Dr. Thompson has performed regularly with the Bach Collegium Fort Wayne, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, La Réunion Musicale, and New Comma Baroque. Dr. Thompson holds a bachelor of science in violin performance and conducting from Indiana University, a master of music in orchestral conducting from Bowling Green State University, and a doctor of music in early music ensemble direction from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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