Brian Cockburn

Director, Music Library, Professor

cockbuba@jmu.edu

540-568-6978

Building: Music Library
Office: B62
MSC: 7301

Department: Music Library

About me

In addition to directing the Music Library, I dabble in all things musical and particularly vocal.  In addition to conducting choirs Texas, New York, Arizona and Virginia and Austria, my compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe. As a tenor and countertenor, I have sung professionally with Arizona Opera, O.P.E.R.A., Young Audiences Programs, Austin Lyric and concerts around the U.S. My opera directorial debut was in 1987 with Arizona Opera’s production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and continued with a recent production at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival directing and conducting The Village Singer by Stephen Paulus.

Courses taught include Vocal Arranging, Instrumental Arranging, Graduate Research in Music, Graduate Choral Lit., Intro to Music Technology, Arts 101, and Jesus and Music in Philosophy and Religion Department

B.M. from Texas A&M, Commerce; M.M. in Musicology and M.L.S. from University of Arizona, Tucson; and certified in Copyright Leadership through University of Maryland.

Liaison to:

Jazz Studies, Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance

About Music Library

The Music Library:  JMU’s Home for Music