". . . a marvelous technique and a splendid spectrum of tone."
    -- The Harrisburg Register

"As a Shanghai Conservatory graduate, I have studied with some wonderful teachers, both in the studio and in master classes. I earned the Master of Music degree in violin in Christopher Thompson's studio at ULM. No doubt, Dr. Thompson is the one who has had the strongest influence on my performing during my career in the United States. He is a wonderful teacher and mentor and can inspire any student to achieve his or her goals."
Ye Tao,
Assistant Professor of Music
Grambling State University

"While I earned the Master of Music degree in violin in Dr. Thompson's studio at ULM, he demonstrated a vast knowledge and mastery of the violin repertoire. Through his patient and understanding guidance, I refined my bow technique and my musical skills of artistic interpretation. Dr. Thompson showed his selflessness as a great teacher through his total commitment to helping me to develop my own unique talents as an artist."
Ms. Hong Cheng
Concertmaster, Springfield Symphony
Professor of Violin, Mason College, Ohio

"During my undergraduate studies at ULM, Dr. Thompson was my violin professor. His rich knowledge of the historical context and theoretical underpinnings of the repertoire I studied under his instruction were a constant source of inspiration. Thanks to Dr. Thompson's tutelage, I successfully auditioned for several major graduate music programs. I eventually chose to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship based upon my violin audition."
Joy Witherow
Bachelor of Music,
2006 University of Louisiana at Monroe

"My daughter, age ten, had six years of private violin instruction prior to coming to Dr. Thompson's studio. After only two months under Dr. Thompson's guidance, the improvements in her technique of the left hand and of the bow were obvious. Through his vast knowledge of the Classical violin literature, he has been able to provide her with a framework of musical understanding which has enabled her to progress quickly to the study of more advanced repertoire. Had he not left Louisiana, my daughter would have remained in Dr. Thompson's studio for many years."
Sarah Calhoun Allbritton
West Monroe, LA

"As a mentor, Dr. Thompson helped me to achieve technical and musical levels in my violin playing which I had previously thought unapproachable. He cares immensely for each of his students and always expects each student's best efforts."
Dr. Jiang Liu
Coordinator of String Studies
University of Dayton

"Our son Matthew, who is now eight, began private study of violin in the Suzuki Method with Dr. Thompson two years ago. Dr. Thompson has been very creative in teaching violin and in relating to Matthew personally to make violin lessons a positive experience. We are also grateful to Dr. Thompson for helping us to enroll Matthew in the CICA Summer Music Festival in Arkansas. Dr. Thompson serves on the faculty at CICA and made certain that Matthew had opportunities to interact with other Suzuki students in group lessons, clinics and to perform in a concert."
Margie and Ron Gregory,
West Monroe, Louisiana

Colleague comments:

"Dr. Thompson embodies that ideal combination of dedicated teacher and concertartist. Students benefit tremendously from his ability to elucidate seemingly every aspect of violin technique and interpretation- from the fundamentals to the most refined nuance."
Dr. Christopher Michaelides,
ULM Professor

"After conducting a master class featuring violin students of Dr. Thompson, I can say that his teaching is miraculous."
Kevin Lawrence,
Artist/Teacher of Violin
North Carolina School of the Arts

"I collaborated with Dr. Thompson as conductor in a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. As usual, Thompson acquitted himself as the consummate professional that he is."
Dr. Bruce Chamberlain
Professor of Music
University of Arizona

"Christopher Thompson is a master teacher of the violin and a world-class musician."
Myron Flippin,
Conductor CICA Music Festival
Eureka Springs, AR

"I have adjudicated Thompson's students, ranging from the age of ten through graduate school level. Their level of performance is consistently superior and his nurturing support of his students is quite evident. Dr. Thompson is a well-rounded professional who has maintained the artistry of his own exceptional performance skills in addition to maintaining the highest standards in his teaching for many years.
Dr. Angela Morgan
Professor of Violin
Augusta State University (GA)