Emily Thompson

Adjunct Professor of Strings



  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University 
  • Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie and violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig 
  • Has performed in professional orchestras throughout the region, including Fort Wayne Philharmonic. 
  • Currently performs in Marion Philharmonic and Muncie Symphony. 
  • Performs regularly in chamber music concerts. Performed in Carnegie Hall in 2011 with IWU Faculty in Soprani Compagni. 
  • Performed as violin soloist with the Opera Maya Festival Orchestra 
  • Has taught at IWU since 2012 
  • Founder, director and teacher of IWU Suzuki Violin Program.
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953