We Wear the Mask (soprano and piano)
from The Shadow of Dawn: Five Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar no.3 (1999)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask
(b.1954) Thompson has appeared in live broadcasts for B.B.C. Jazz and Classical Radio, Italian National Television and Radio and also given concerts at La Piccola Scala in Milan, among many others. His orchestral appearances include The Harlem Festival Orchestra, The Boston Orchestra and Chorale, The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and The Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra. In 1999 Mr. Thompson was awarded the first Individual Artist Award for classical music composition from The Brooklyn Arts Council. He has composed for films. Mr. Thompson is currently Assistant Professor of Music at San Diego State University, where he teaches jazz performance and history. Thompson earned his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His Masters Degree is from Rutgers University in New Jersey. At Rutgers University he studied jazz piano with Kenny Barron and classical piano with Theodore Lettvin. He also holds a jazz diploma from The Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Thompson, Richard, "We Wear the Mask (soprano and piano)" (1999). Dunbar Music Archive. 193.