Jim has been commissioned/premiered by the Chicago Symphony (Muti), Minnesota Orchestra (Vänskä), St. Louis Symphony (Robertson), San Francisco Ballet (West), the “President’s Own” US Marine Band. His Trumpet concerto #3 –…
Jeffrey Biegel has commissioned me to write a new piano concerto for him, to be premiered in the sorting of 2021. The Traverse Symphony will premiere the work, and a…
I have been engaged to write the original score for a 30-minute ballet for the San Francisco Ballet, to premiere in spring, 2021. The choreography will be by Dani Rowe,…
As newly appointed composer-in-residence of ICA, my first commissioned work will be a new one hour one-act chamber opera. This will be my first voyage into the wonderful world of…
For the month of May, I am writing 31 etudes (one per day) for the french horn. Subscribers are receiving the etudes in their inbox every morning, for their own personal “world premiere”! Internationally acclaimed hornist, Gail Williams, has partnered with me, and giving ideas for me to consider for the etudes.
The published book will be available in June, 2020.
I am hard at work, sending ideas back and forth with choreographer Dani Rowe.
The ballet is about Fanny Brice, a popular performer of the vaudeville era. (about whom the Funny Girl movie is based).
Premiere is scheduled to be in late May, 2021.
Increasingly in demand as a college guest lecturer, Jim has appeared at many colleges and universities across the United States, where he presents talks, master-classes, coachings, and lessons in group or individual settings.
In recent years, these appearances include Ball State University, Indiana University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kennesaw State University, North Dakota State University, SUNY-Fredonia, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, University of Michigan, University of North Texas, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Wyoming University.
Residencies are tailored to each institution’s needs but they commonly entail the following:
- Conducting the organization’s ensemble(s)
- Masterclasses/lectures with students
- Public/private events with donors and/or board members
- Pre/Post concert talks, engagement
- Private composition lessons (may require additional fees)