James Barnes

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James Charles Barnes (born (1949-09-09) September 9, 1949 in Hobart, Oklahoma, U.S.) is an American composer.

Barnes studied composition and music theory at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Music in 1974, and Master of Music in 1975. He studied conducting privately with Zuohuang Chen. Since 1977 he has been a professor of theory and composition at the University of Kansas, where he teaches orchestration and composition.

Barnes is also a tubist and has performed with numerous professional organizations in the United States.

His numerous compositions are frequently played in America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. The Japanese concert band Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra has produced 3 CDs to date with works of James Barnes.

He has twice received the American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award for contemporary wind band music.

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  2. ^ "Ostwald Award". American Bandmasters Association. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Nationally renowned composer to participate in ONU's Spring Band Festival this Sunday, May 10". The Ada Herald. May 7, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Pulitzer-winning composer-conductor's talk slated for Tuesday". Lawrence Journal-World. March 1, 1981. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
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