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Jim Dalton &

Maggi Smith-Dalton

Singing String Music

203 Washington St. .#263  

Salem MA 01970

ssm@singingstring.org



Massachusetts Cultural Council

  Creative Teaching Partners

We have been vetted & recommended

by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

as providing artist services

of the highest quality.


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TOURING


RECORDINGS


PUBLISHED AUTHORS


RADIO, TV, PRINT

& WEB APPEARANCES


ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS & SONGS


EDUCATORS


CONCERTS


WORKSHOPS


MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS


LECTURE/PERFORMANCES


ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS


PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING  EDUCATION PROGRAMS For Teachers


SPECIALISTS IN VICTORIAN, EDWARDIAN, AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY MUSIC FROM PARLOR AND STAGE




Previous Audiences & Sponsors

Have Found The Duo To Be:

"ENGAGING,

SCHOLARLY,

DELIGHTFUL, WARM,

INTELLIGENT,

FLEXIBLE, HUMOROUS,

TALENTED, VERSATILE,

ENTHUSIASTIC,

PERSONABLE, JOYFUL"


"SIMPLY PUT, JIM AND MAGGI DALTON ARE A NATIONAL TREASURE."


WHAT THEY SAY


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.


Fuller bios can be found here


Musical Styles performed include but are not limited to: 

          American popular styles from most eras (1600s to 1970s)

          Great American Songbook and Tin Pan Alley

          blues; jazz; gospel

          folk-rock

          show/musical theater repertoire

          historically important styles/repertoire (i.e., vaudeville, Victorian parlor songs)

          early music 

          sacred and folk music (ceremonials)

          standard “classical” repertoire (cultivated styles, both modern and historical) 

          New Music (contemporary art compositions)


Husband and wife

Jim Dalton

&

Maggi Smith-Dalton

are known nationwide

for their innovative, entertaining, educational, and creative programming.


They have been widely  praised

for their solid research, entertaining delivery, and "dazzling" "spellbinding" musical abilities.


For much of their career together they have specialized in performing music of the 19th and early 20th centuries

in historically-informed style

and on historically-appropriate instruments.