Jim earned his Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Louisville. He has performed in Knoxville, TN and Kennesaw, GA on several occasions; Carnegie Hall in New York; Myerson Symphony Hall and Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas; Interlaken, Switzerland as a part of the Jungfrau Music Festival; and Chicago, Illinois as part of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Festival.
Teaching since 2008, he most recently served as Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion Program Coordinator at Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, Indiana beginning in 2012. During his time with Jeffersonville HS, he lead the Winter Percussion Ensemble to three consecutive 1st place finishes in TriState Marching Arts Scholastic Concert and Open Concert divisions from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, both the Concert and Chamber Percussion Ensembles, under his direction, received perfect scores at the ISSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival. In 2012, the Jeffersonville band was selected as a GRAMMY Foundation Signature School.
Jim is currently the Education Coordinator for the Louisville Orchestra and Percussion Program Coordinator for Louisville Male High School. In what spare time he has, Jim enjoys watching football, eating great food, and assembling top-notch playlists. He lives in Louisville with girlfriend Kellie, daughter Evelyn, “Westie” terrier Sonny, and a fish that hates him.
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