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James Earl Barnes (b. 1950) is a tenured Associate Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music conducting the Moravian College Wind Ensemble, the Moravian College Greyhound Marching Band, and the Moravian College Pep Band. Barnes has served as Chair of the Music Department from 2001-2004 and 2007-2011, Chair of the Human Subjects Internal Review Board, and, in 2000-2001, Director of Computing Across the Curriculum for the College. While at Moravian, Barnes directed the Pennsylvania Youth Honors Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble for 6 years, The Moravian College-Community Orchestra for 5 years, and the MCWE Jazz Ensemble for 5 years. He holds degrees from the State University of New York at Albany (B.A., Music), The Juilliard School (M.M.), and Lehigh University (M.S., Educational Technology) with classical and jazz studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and L'Institute des Hautes √Čtudes Musicale (Switzerland). Barnes teaches courses in conducting, musicianship, music technology, and writing.

In addition to serving as a guest conductor and a concert band, marching band, choral, orchestral, and jazz band adjudicator, Barnes was a performer on recordings of band music from the eighteenth century, as well as works by Persichetti (Grammy nomination), and works for orchestra with cimbalom by Kodaly, Debussy, and Stravinsky. He has conducted and taught at Temple University, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, The New School of Music (Phila), Mercy College/Westchester Conservatory (NY), Holyoke Community College (MA), Keene State College (NH) and Kinhaven Music School (VT).

Contact information

Moravian College Music
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 861-1672 (voice)
(610) 861-1657 (FAX)
Employment e-mail barnesj@moravian.edu

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