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Jim Dalton &
Singing String Music
203 Washington St. .#263
Salem MA 01970
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
RADIO, TV, PRINT
& WEB APPEARANCES
ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS & SONGS
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:
"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
• 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
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.