James M. Guthrie (D.M.A., Louisiana State University, 1989,
Professional Certificate in Studio Production, Berklee College of Music, 2012),
currently serves as Associate Professor of Music, Music Industry Coordinator, and
Director of the Meherrin Chamber Orchestra at Chowan University.
In addition to music industry courses, his teaching duties include
theory/composition and applied strings. His prior academic appointments include
service at Virginia Wesleyan College,
the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) and at Louisiana State University
(LSU). Guthrie currently serves as an officer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of NACUSA
(National Association of Composers, USA).
He has performed with the LSU Collegium Musicum, the Delta Viol Consort,
the ULL Collegium Musicum, the Meherrin Chamber Orchestra, the Chowan Chorus,
the Cantata Chorus, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Guthrie's compositions have been performed by a diversity of ensembles: The Chowan
Singers, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, the
LSU Symphony Orchestra, the LSU New Music Ensemble, the Meherrin Chamber Orchestra,
the LSU Opera Workshop, the ULL Trumpet Ensemble, the ULL Brass Quintet, the Miami University Brass Ensemble, the
Louisiana Composers Forum Ensemble, Musique nouvelle, and the Nova Fagotti trio.
His solo music has been performed by such virtuosi as Andrzej Dutkiewcz, Dinos
Constantinides, Linda Wetherill, Herndon Spillman, Stephen Brown, David Thomas, Amanda McLaughlin,
David Jacobs, Del Lyren and Scott Landry. Guthrie's music has been
featured in programs sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild, the Music Teachers
National Association, The American Music Center, Meet the Composer, The Sonneck Society,
The Frederic Chopin Academy (Warsaw, Poland), the American Guild of Organists,
the International Double Reed Society, the College Music Society, the LSU Festival
of Contemporary Music, the Society of Composers, Inc., the National Association of
Composers, USA, Eglise Protestante de Strasbourg - Neudorf (France), and the
Southeastern Composers' League (SCL). He is a recipient of numerous composition
awards and commissions, including nineteen consecutive ASCAPlus standard awards.
Guthrie's compositions and recordings are registered with ASCAP and distributed
primarily through jamesguthrie.com.
* Guthrie Composition Catalog *