John A. Thomson

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John A. Thomson- Conductor



Thomson, John. "Composing Without Fear: An Interview with James Stephenson", The Instrumentalist, Vol.77, No. 4 (February/March, 2023), pp. 5-9.

Thomson, John. "The Path to Excellence: An Interview with Alex Kaminsky" The Instrumentalist, Vol.74, No. 7 (March, 2020), pp. 6-10, 47.

Thomson, John. “Big Results in Small Schools: An Interview with Mike Eagan and Cindy Swan-Eagan”, The Instrumentalist, Vol. 74, No 1 (August, 2019), pp. 6-10, 29.

Thomson, John.  An Interview with Colonel Jason K. Fettig , The Instrumentalist, Vol 73, No. 9 (April, 2019), pp. 8-12, 30-31. (Cover feature)

Thomson, John. "An Interview with Stephen Williamson, Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra", The Instrumentalist, Vol. 72, No. 7 (February, 2018), pp. 8-12, 47.

Thomson, John. An Interview with Alfred L. Watkins, The Instrumentalist, Vol 72, No. 5 (December, 2017), pp. 16-21, 46. (Cover feature)

Thomson, John. "Everything I Value Comes from Music: A Interview with Len Lavelle", The Instrumentalist, Vol. 71, No. 6 (January, 2017), pp. 6-11, 30.  (Cover feature)

Thomson, John. “Planting Seeds for Lasting Success: An Interview with Chip DeStefano”,  The Instrumentalist, Volume 67, No. 1 (August, 2012), pp. 14-18, 46.

Thomson, John. " Beyond the Beat: An Interview with Stephen Squires," The Instrumentalist, Vol. 63, No. 6 (January, 2009), pp.18-21, 50. (Cover feature) section on the right.