James Douglass

Associate Professor

Music - Coaching, Accompanying

330 Music Building


James Douglass, assistant professor of collaborative piano and auditions coordinator for applications to the Accompanying and Chamber Music degree program, has been involved in diverse genres including chamber music, vocal arts, opera, choral arts, symphonic repertoire, jazz, cabaret, and musical theater. He received the BM and MM in piano performance from the University of Alabama and the DMA in collaborative piano from the University of Southern California where he was a student of Dr. Alan L. Smith; additional studies with collaborative Anne Epperson and Martin Katz. While at USC he received a Koldofsky Fellowship and the Outstanding Keyboard Collaborative Arts award. Douglass has served on the faculties of Mississippi College, Occidental College LA, USC, and Middle Tennessee State University where he was coordinator of the collaborative piano degree program. In 2003 he began teaching in the summer study program AIMS (American Institue of Musical Studies) in Graz, Austria as the instructor of collaborative piano and a coach in the lieder program with Harold Heiberg. Performances as a collaborative pianist have included recitals and television/radio broadcasts across the United States and in Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Hungary); in master classes given by artists Dawn Upshaw, Carol Vaness, Vladimir Chernov, Norman Luboff, Paul Salamunovich, Natalie Hinderas, Leon Bates. Douglass is also active as a clinician and recently completed a recording with soprano Hope Koehler of John Jacob Niles songs which was released on the Albany label in 2008.