Bobby Thompson’s first musical experience was in his early teens when he decided to take guitar lessons. He developed a love and appreciation for playing Classic Rock and Blues music. He knew that he wanted to eventually pursue music as his career after high school.
Bobby attended Harper College for his core studies in Music Theory, Piano, and Classical Guitar. He received a sound engineering certificate under John Towner through a program offered by Harper College. Bobby then transferred to Elmhurst College where he received a Bachelors of Science in Music Business. While at Elmhurst College, Bobby was a part of the Classical Guitar Ensemble and continued to take private classical guitar lessons from Steven Suvada. Peter Muschong was his instructor for electric guitar lessons throughout college and has had a tremendous influence on his playing.
Bobby's passion for music branched out to composing and audio production. In 2014 he completed a sound engineering internship at Maxim Entertainment and released his solo EP entitled "Conveyance" which he wrote, produced, recorded and mixed. He then continued his studies at Elmhurst College in audio production by taking private lessons under Professor Gerhard Guter. Bobby recently received his Avid Pro Tools Version 12 Operator Certification in Post Production while studying at AGI studios in Santa Monica, California. He has composed scores for short films that have premiered at the famous Music Box Theater and Patio Theater in Chicago. He is currently working on composing and producing music for a new album and different forms of media including short films, commercials and podcasts.
Bobby is located in the Chicagoland area and utilizes some of the best music programs for audio production and composing which include Pro Tools 12, Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate, Arturia, Izotope, along with various plug-ins. Please visit the Contact page if you are in need of original music for your media projects!