Mike Thompson is a composer, arranger, producer, and marimba performer from Boston, MA. He specializes in writing arrangements for percussion ensemble and marching band, as well as big band arrangements and compositions. Most of his time is spent working with songwriters and artists, helping them tell their story through arrangements and production. His most notable collaboration is with Sam Nickson, his creative and business partner. Mike is on staff with the Dedham High School Winter Percussion Ensemble from Dedham, Massachusetts, where he teaches and writes arrangements for the group. He currently is a student at Berklee College of Music, where he studies Contemporary Writing and Production, Jazz Composition, and Marimba. Mike studies Marimba with Nancy Zeltsman, and Composition and Arranging with Nicholas Urie and Ayn Inserto.