Instructor of Clarinet
Stephanie Thompson is Instructor of Clarinet at Loyola University of New Orleans, and the Assistant Principal/Second/E-flat Clarinetist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with numerous orchestras in the United States and Canada and spent a season with the Sarasota Opera Company after Hurricane Katrina.
An active chamber musician and teacher, she is a founding member of Musaica, an eclectic performing ensemble based in New Orleans. Stephanie received her Doctorate in Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan; her teachers have included Clark Brody, Fred Ormand, Ted Oien and Mark Nuccio.
Her business, Stephanie Thompson Woodwind Services, specializes in repair and restoration of clarinets and oboes.
She is married to Loyola Instructor and LPO bass clarinetist John Reeks, has two cats named Esme and Harlowe, and likes to run, read, and ride roller coasters.