Aaron Thompson is an amazing Catholic musician and presenter who successfully highlights the challenges and solutions of pastoral music ministry through the eyes of church teaching, music, and family. Aaron effectively reaches out to adults, youth, clergy, and laity. Aaron utilizes his skills as a professional Catholic composer, guitar player, trumpet player, pianist, and choir director, and his life experience as a working father and African-American Catholic, to bring humor and life to his message.
Aaron grew up in Glencoe, IL and attended Sacred Heart Church where his early Catholic formation took place. He excelled in music and completed his studies at Northern Arizona University. He lived in Phoenix directing parish music ministry for several years.
As a music minister, Aaron has personally witnessed the power of music in the lives of spiritual seekers working through concepts of redemption and mercy, humility, and courage. His early musical experience was formed at Saint Maria Goretti in Scottsdale, AZ. Aaron watched excellent pastoral musicians like Tom Kendzia, Paul Hillebrand, Cyprian Consiglio, Rory Cooney, Tom Booth and Jaime Cortéz who inspired him to develop his craft and vision as a musician at a young age.
Aaron and his wife Marian along with their four children currently reside in Madison, WI. Aaron serves as the Director of Music at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Recordings and Sample Music:
10,000 Angels | Always and Everywhere | And We Cry, “Holy” | Come Holy Spirit | Easter Song | Go Now | God Has Come to Earth | Heavenly Bread | Lord, Come and Save Us | Salt | Set Me As a Seal | Splendid God | The Lord Is My Shepherd | The Lord Upholds My Life | Wings | You Alone
Octavo and/or Click & Print
Blessed One | Cry Out with Joy and Gladness | Every Nation on Earth | Go Now | God Has Come to Earth | He Has Anointed Me | Lord, Come and Save Us | Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness: Ps. 85 | Lord, Send Your Spirit | No More Fear | Rise Up in Splendor | Salt | Set Me As a Seal | Stain Me | The Lord Is King: Psalm 93 | The Lord Is My Shepherd – Psalm 23 | The Lord Upholds My Life | Tree of Life | You Answered Me