Governing Board & Counsel

Kenneth Thompkins, Member at Large

Kenneth Thompkins was appointed Principal Trombone of the Detroit Symphony by Neeme Järvi. Prior to this appointment, he held positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic and The Florida Orchestra. A former participant in the Detroit Symphony’s African American Fellowship Program, he has been a mentor to several Orchestra Fellows over the years.

Thompkins has been invited to perform and conduct master classes at many music schools. As an active chamber musician, he performs frequently in recital and is a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings. Thompkins has performed concertos with both the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony.