Introduction to Music
DMA, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
MM, Bowling Green State University
BM, Youngstown State University
James Flowers is visiting assistant professor of Saxophone at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and adjunct professor of saxophone at Westminster College. James recently completed a doctorate of musical arts in saxophone performance and literature with
a minor in jazz at the Eastman School of Music. James won first prize at the Music Teacher's National Association Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition. He was a finalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance
National Conference Solo Competition.
Flowers has presented various programs at the North American Saxophone Alliance national and regional conferences, the World Saxophone Congress, the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, the Heidelberg New Music Festival, and the International Villa-Lobos Festival.
He has toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and performed with the Cleveland Duo, Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Bobby Vinton, Ben Vereen, Mary Wilson from the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Fifth Dimension, Al Martino, Deana Martin, Cleveland
Fats, the Carmen Mico Orchestra, North Side Jazz, and the jazz trio Stretch.
James’ principal saxophone teachers include Fred Boles, James Umble, Marco Albonetti, John Sampen, Ramon Ricker, Charles Pillow, and Chien-Kwan Lin. James has also studied clarinet with Debbie Alexander, Robert Fitzer, and Kent Engelhardt, and flute with