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Airman 1st Class Benjamin Thompson

Airman First Class Benjamin Thompson is a piano player originally from Boulder, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Music for Jazz Studies in 2020 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During his time at CU, he studied Jazz Piano under Jeff Jenkins and Art Lande and Classical Piano under Andrew Cooperstock. A1C Thompson performed with the National Repertory Orchestra in 2018. In 2019, he created an intensive Jazz Work for Large Ensemble and gave a lecture on composition; both of which were commissioned by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. After graduating college, A1C Thompson worked as a Collaborative Pianist at Niwot High School for 3 years. He also taught music and worked as freelance musician playing in all kinds of styles from funk to salsa.

2020 - Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder

May 2023 - July 2023: Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
July 2023 - present: USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL

Air and Space Training Ribbon

Airman 1st Class - May 9, 2023