Clarice LaVerne Thompson, musicologist; is a multi
AUDELCO award winning composer and musical director.
Her award winning
musicals include, Song of Sheba, Crescent Tales, and Ophelias
Cotillion, books by playwright Elmo Terry-Morgan.
Some of Thompsons
other musicals or plays with music are Hot Comb, Profiles and
Shadows, Heart to Heart, books by Terry-Morgan; The Childrens
Legacy, book by Lola Loui; and Harriet Jacobs by Lydia Diamond.
Her Bachelor of Arts in Music was conferred at Historically
Black College, Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Thompson
received her Master of Music in music composition and her Doctor
of Arts in music history both from the University of Mississippi
in Oxford, Mississippi.
Dr. Thompson has toured the United States,
Europe and Japan as entertainer, music director and composer.
Clarice LaVerne Thompson founded RPM Voices of
Rhode Island in 2003 (then known as the RPM Singers). Since
then, over 200 people have performed with RPM Voices of Rhode Island
from various musicians to an active 65 plus singers.
serves as minister of music and choir director at Bethel AME Church
and gospel choir director at Beneficent Congregational Church both
in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been a consultant for Providence
Public School Department's Fine Arts program, instrumental in the
development of the current K through 12 music curriculum.
As a Music
Theatre director, she recently worked on productions for the Boston
Center for the Arts (Boston, Mass)-Company One Theatre; the Central
Square Theatre (Cambridge, Mass)-Underground Railroad Theatre; Mixed
Magic Theatre (Pawtucket, RI); and Rites and Reason Theatre for which
she was resident Music Director for 8 years while serving as an adjunct
professor at Brown University. She has directed at the National Black
Theatre in New York, and numerous other theatres in New York, Florida,
Tennessee, Mississippi and international venues in Japan.