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James M. Hinson

Office: Dunham Hall Rm 2108
(618) 650‑2014

James M. Hinson is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Winds at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received the B.M. degree in performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the M.M. degree from the Juilliard School, and D.M. degree from The Florida State University. His teachers have included Joseph Allard, Robert Listokin, Donald Oehler, and Frank Kowalsky. Prior to his appointment at SIUE in 1994, Dr. Hinson served on the faculties of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Davidson College, Queens College, Central Piedmont Community College, and the College of Charleston.

Dr. Hinson has performed as clarinetist with the National Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall, the Charleston Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Illinois Symphony and the Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, CO. As an orchestral clarinetist he has performed with some of the most notable conductors of our time, including Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Sir Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner, and Hans Vonk.

As a chamber musician, Dr. Hinson has given over one hundred solo and chamber recitals and performed in New York as winner of the East-West Artists Competition. He has been concerto soloist on numerous occasions with the SIUE Wind Symphony, including a European tour to Paris and London, a performance at the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference in Peoria, IL, and a Carnegie Hall tour in New York. During the summer of 2011 he performed the world premiere of Kevin Walczyk's Concerto Scion at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, Dr. Hinson has recorded 2 compact disks- "Romantic and Contemporary Music for Viola, Clarinet and Piano" and "Low Blow" solos for bass clarinet and piano.

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