James Tarrant, D.M.A.

Education

  • D.M.A. in Sacred Music, University of Memphis
    • Dissertation: 'The Polyphonic Passion Settings of Francisco Guerrero'
  • M.M. in Choral Conducting and Piano, Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.A. in Piano, University of the Cumberlands

Selected Presentations

  • Performance for Missouri Music Educators Association state meeting, 2006
  • 'Choral Blend Through Physical Placement', South Central MMEA meeting, 2013
  • 'Music in the Worship Wars', SBU Church Music Workshop, 2008
  • Organ Faculty Recital, St. Paul UMC, Springfield, MO; November, 2013
  • Ottawa University Choir, performance for the Royal Family of Great Britain, 2002

Selected Works

  • 'Stabat mater' G. Rossini -conductor
  • 'Magnificat in D'  J.S. Bach - conductor
  • 'Lux aeterna' M. Lauridsen - conductor
  • 'Testament of Freedom' R. Thompson - conductor
  • 'Requiem' W. A. Mozart - conductor
  • 'Messe solonnelle' - C. Gounod - conductor
  • 'Come, Let Us Sing' - (op. 46) - F. Mendelssohn - conductor
  • 'Nanie' 0 J. Brahms - conductor

Related Experience

  • Clinician with Branson OnStage Live 
  • Clinician, Southwest MMEA All-District Choir, 2015
  • Judge, Gold Cup Competition
  • Ozark Honors Music Festival - choral conductor, 2012 to present
  • Directed touring choirs in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic

Professional Organizations

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Association for Teachers of Singing
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Teachers, 2003 and 2005
  • Who's Who in America, 2006

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Organist