LATEST REVISION TO THIS WEBSITE APRIL 2008 |
SCENES FROM JIM'S LATEST PREMIERE NIGHT!
top to bottom: The Women's Chorus prepares to sing "She Moves Through the Fair"
Jim and Maggi at the premiere
Conductor Miguel Filepe (left) , Harpist Izabela Angelova (middle),
and composer James Dalton (right).
WORLD PREMIERE OF:
Sestina (for G. F. H.)
March 18, 2007 by organist Paul Ayres.
location: All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London W1 (near Oxford Circus)
Jim is 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.
Jim maintains a private teaching studio in partnership with his wife, Maggi.
They also own and operate a publishing company, Singing String Music Publications.
He has written articles for Blues Revue Magazine and is the author of Mandolin for Beginners, published by Workshop Arts, Inc./Alfred Publishing. He is a frequent guest lecturer on topics such as composition, choral arranging and Irish traditional music.
He recently (2004-2005) received a MACRO research grant (Univ. of Wisconsin) to study and analyze palindromic compositions in the concert music repertoire and presented this work at the 2005 Macro Musician's Workshop in Madison WI.
Jim Dalton endorses and plays 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 1997-2005 Jim & Maggi Dalton