Matthew Thompson, DMA  is an assistant professor of music at the University of Michigan. He teaches the groundbreaking and massively popular class “Video Game Music.” As a pianist, Dr. Thompson has performed with operatic celebrities like Thomas Hampson, rising international stars like Vince Yi, and even musical theater gurus like Tony Award winner Gavin Creel. 

Dr. Thompson has won numerous grants to support his research, continuing education, and teaching, including a U-M-Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Faculty Development Fund to support “Teaching Private Piano Lessons using Video Game Piano Transcriptions,” a UMOR Small Grant to Support Major Conferences to help fund “Hosting the 5th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music at U-M in 2018,” an SMTD Faculty Block Grant to support “Translation of Japanese Video Game Piano Collections,” and multiple Arts at Michigan Course Connection grants that have allowed integration of live performances into his classroom teaching.

Website: University of Michigan Profile, Video Game Music Nerd Blog, North American Conference on Video Game Music