Steven Thompson

Job Titles

  • Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Activities
    Music and Theatre , College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Music Education
    Education, College of Arts and Sciences


Thompson teaches courses in instrumental conducting, instrumental pedagogies, private trumpet instruction, and conducts the Bethel Wind Symphony. Thompson maintains an active performing schedule as a trumpeter in the Upper Midwest and the Eastern United States. He is sought after as a clinician and as an adjudicator for numerous contest events.

Started at Bethel



  • Wheaton College - B.M. in Education, 1975
  • Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University - M.M. in Trumpet Performance, 1981
  • University of Northern Colorado - D.A. in Instrumental Conducting and Trumpet Performance, 2001