Bruce A. Thompson is Director of Choral Activities at Johnson C. Smith University. He holds a bachelor's degree in music Education from Stillman College and a master of music education from Western Illinois University. Additionally, he has studied voice with Dr. Donald Gray at the University of South Carolina, Fran Shafter of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Grace Bumbry in Salzburg, Austria.
Thompson is Minister of Music at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. He has written many Negro Spirituals, gospels, and anthems. He is a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Phi Beta Lambda Business Association, North Carolina Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Music Theory Southeast, and has been listed several times in Outstanding Young Men of America.
Thompson is a bass-baritone soloist and performs often. He was a “Celebration” Residence Artist for Opera Carolina, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served on the Choral Review Panel for the North Carolina Arts and Science Council, the Board of Directors for the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, and the Board of Directors for the Southeastern African-America Collegiate Choral Festival.