Please note: this website is in the process of updating (October-December 2006). Please return frequently for new information.
I am a composer of music in many genres.
My influences range from European and American concert music and vernacular American music to the formal structures of non-Western music such as that of India, Indonesia, China, Japan and Korea.
WORLD PREMIERE OF:
Sestina (for G. F. H.)
March 18th by organist Paul Ayres.
location: All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London W1 (near Oxford Circus)
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My compositions have been performed across the U.S. and Canada and in Europe. My choral composition, "The Rocky Road to Dublin," won first prize in the 1997 Toronto Camerata Competition.
My works are available through these publishers and Singing String Music.
I am on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, teaching music theory, ear training and world music courses for both the Music Theory and Music Education Departments.
I also maintain a private teaching studio.
I recently (2004-2005) received a MACRO research grant (Univ. of Wisconsin) to study and analyze palindromic compositions in the concert music repertoire; and I presented this work at the 2005 Macro Musician's Workshop in Madison WI.
Jim Dalton plays and endorses the Phoenix Neoclassical Mandolin
Jim's book, Mandolin for Beginners, has been published by Alfred Publishing (and National Guitar Workshop)
It's available online and in retail stores both nationally and internationally. You can learn everything from how to hold/ tune a mandolin, how read tablature and strum -- to reading music, tremolo techniques, improvising.
It's full of interesting tunes and practical advice. There's a CD in it, so you can hear as well as read all the good stuff in the book. 48 pages Book & CD
copyright 1997-2007 Jim & Maggi Dalton