Jim Dalton & Maggi Smith-Dalton


Understanding History thru Music™  

Specialists in 19th

& early 20th Century

American Music, Culture,

& History

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Concerts, Programs, Artist-in-Residence Series,

Lectures, Classes

& more!



Sponsors & Audiences Say:

"engaging, scholarly, delightful, warm, intelligent, flexible,

humorous, talented, versatile, enthusiastic, personable, joyful"

"Simply put, Jim and Maggi Dalton are a national treasure."

Love Music, Love History? You're in the right place, with the right people!


Photo Credits:

MSD

Kevin Sparks

Lightshed Photography, Salem, MA

Stowe-Day Foundation, Hartford, CT



Jim is a professor of music at the Boston Conservatory, where Maggi also guest-lectures. They are co-founders and directors of Singing String Music and the Institute of Music, History, and Cultural Traditions. 


A singer and guitarist, Maggi authored two books of history and holds a master's degree in American Studies. She wrote a weekly history column for the Boston Globe (boston.com)  to which Jim also contributed articles. In 2010 she was elected to the Council of the New England American Studies Association.


Multi-instrumentalist Jim Dalton is an educator, conductor and award-winning composer and arranger. On the faculty of the Boston Conservatory, he teaches music theory, ear training, and world music. His compositions have been performed both domestically and abroad.



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