Eric Thompson

"As Chair of the Audio Course Committee, I feel privileged to develop exciting SAE courses that inspire our students to further their creativity and industry skills”


Eric a musician, audio engineer, backline specialist, stage manager, and occasional trucking & transportation marshal. He started in music behind a drum kit, playing in garage bands.

After high school Eric studied Audio Engineering at the Art Institute of Atlanta, receiving a BA in Audio Production & Engineering.

After graduation, he produced local bands and ended up touring with country music juggernaut The Zac Brown Band for 8 years.

Eric left the tour at the top of 2019 and since then has been doing live audio work locally in Atlanta, independent backline repairs, building a store, composing new music, and teaching at SAE Institute.


Eric Thompson has completed the following qualifications:
B.A. Audio Production & Engineering Art Institute of Atlanta