Stephen James
641 Salem End Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Telephone: (508) 620-1626


     May ’91      D.M.A. in Composition, Boston University
     May ’84      M.M. in Piano and Composition, Boston University
     May ’78      B.A. in Music, Amherst College


     Composition      Bernard Rands, Lewis Spratlan, Leon Kirchner, David Del Tredici, John Harbison, Girolamo Arrigo, Charles Fussell, Marjorie Merryman

     Piano                   Beveridge Webster, Luis Batlle, Samuel Lipman, Fernande Kaeser, Robert Miller, Vincent Marlotti


     May ’87               Award for Continuing Excellence, Boston University
     Summer ’86       Full Scholarship, Aspen Center for Compositional Studies
     April ’86              First Prize, Malloy Miller Composition Contest, Boston University
     Summer ’85       Margaret Lee Crofts Fellow in Composition, Tanglewood Music Center
     May ’84               Graduate Composition Prize, Boston University
                                         – inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda (music honor society)
     May ’78               B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Amherst College
                                         – Sundquist Prize in Music
                                         – Associate in Music (one year teaching fellowship)


     Sept. ’97 – May ’17       Adjunct Professor at Worcester State College, teaching:
                                                  – individual piano lessons
                                                  – class piano (2012 – present)
                                                  – Music Fundamentals (2006 – 2013)

     Jan. ’02 – May ’02         Adjunct Professor and Staff Accompanist at Anna Maria College, teaching:
                                                  – Class Piano I-IV
                                                  – individual piano lessons

     Sept.-Dec. ’98               Visiting Lecturer at Bridgewater State College, teaching two sections of Music Appreciation

     Sept ’97 – May ’98       Teaching Associate at Boston University, teaching:
                                                  – Music Theory I/II
                                                  – individual composition lessons

     Sept. ’96 – May ’97      Visiting Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, teaching:
                                                  – Music Theory I/II
                                                  – Music Theory/Composition I/II

     Sept. ’74 – present      Private piano instructor – up to 37 students

     Sept. ’87 – June ’88      Piano Instructor at the Brookline Music School

     Sept. ’84 – May ’87      Doctoral Fellow at Boston University, teaching:
                                                  – sections of Theory Practicum: ear training and musicianship for upperclassmen 
and graduate students (9/86 – 5/87)
                                                  – Freshman Honors Ear Training
                                                  – keyboard harmony (9/85 – 5/87)
                                                  – tutorials in music theory for upperclassmen and graduate students
                                                  – Remedial Music Theory (9/84 – 5/85)

     Sept. ’83 – May ’84      Graduate Assistant at Boston University, teaching:
                                                  – keyboard harmony
                                                  – sections of Freshman Music Theory

     April ’79 – June ’82      Primary piano instructor at Deerfield Academy

     Sept. ’78 – June ’82     Adjunct piano instructor at Amherst College

     Sept. ’78 – June ’79     Associate in Music at Amherst College, teaching:
                                                  – undergraduate ear training
                                                  – sections of a music survey course


     March ’01 – Aug. ’03    Director of Just in Time Composers and Players
     Jan. ’98 – Oct. ’03          Member composer and performer of Just in Time Composers and Players
     Sept. ’97 – present       Music Director of the Eliot Church of South Natick, MA
     Oct. ’96 – Sept. ’97        Music Director of the Presbyterian Church in Needham, MA
     Aug. ’95 – Sept. ’96       Music Director of the First Parish Church in Wayland, MA
     Sept. ’87 – Nov. ’95       Organist and choir director of the First Parish Church of Framingham, MA
     Nov. ’86 – Dec. ’89        Classical pianist in the main dining room of the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston
     Sept. ’88 – June ’89       Adjunct accompanist/teacher at the Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts
     Sept. ’84 – May ’87       Member composer and performer of Underground Composers, a concert series described by the Boston Globe as showing “finish, elegance, confident individuality …”
     June ’84 – Aug. ’87        Music Director of the Eliot Church of South Natick, MA
     Sept. ’83 – May ’84       Pianist for the Boston University Contemporary Collegium
     May-Sept. ’81                Music director/conductor of The Dragon (produced by Present Stage, Northampton, MA)

     Experience with computer use (IBM, VAX, and Macintosh) and programming (Pascal and C), and analog and digital music synthesis (MIT Experimental Music Studio 1986/87)

References available on request