Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

My Name Is: Stanford Thompson

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Stanford Thompson trumpet player and founder of Play On Philly! Provided by Play On Philly!
2min : My Name Is: Stanford Thompson

Stanford Thompson founded the youth music organization Play on Philly. The program was inspired by Venezuelan music education program El Sistema. Play On Philly is a social initiative that fosters life skills in children through providing high-quality music education to underserved youth. Thompson is a Curtis Institute-educated instrumentalist who began playing the trumpet at age eight. Later, he combined his interest in music with his interest in entrepreneurship to create several social projects.

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