James Knox

About the composer
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James Knox

James W. Knox, is the current Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College where he directs Cascade Chorale, College Choir and vocal jazz ensemble Central Singers. Through James' studies he has had the privilege of working with distinguished conductors and composers from around the world, such as Robert Sund, Frieder Bernius, Veljo Tormis, Fred Stoltzfus, Joseph Flummerfelt, Morna Edmundson, Yaccov Bergman, Maria Guinand, Hirvo Surva, Alice Parker, Charles Bruffy, Simon Carrington, Karen Kennedy, Joshua Habermann and Hilary Apfelstadt.

His involvement and love for music is also displayed as a baritone soloist. James' work included guest artist at Seattle, Washington's Opera Banquet, Peace Through Music pieces Dona Nobis Pacem by R.V. Williams, Cantata Misericordium by Benjamin Britten, Faure's Requiem, portrayed Jesus in the premiere of J.S. Bach's St. Mark's Passion, Cascada in The Merry Widow, Menotti's one act opera The Telephone, Pooh-Bah in Obsidian Opera's Production of The Mikado, Javert in the local production of Les Miserables. In 2014, he taught in London for the abroad exchange program at COCC. Winter and spring of  2018 he was on his sabbatical leave in Estonia for the preparation for the annual Song Celebration Festival, taught at the Conservatory of Vicenza, Italy and the Miari School of Music in Belluno, Italy. 

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O crux benedicta- now available!

News 07.02.2019

Latest work, O crux benedicta, will be available in January. This work displays the powerful victory of Christ's sacrifice over all mankind.  This piece will be the highlight of your Easter season!  SATB and piano (medium difficulty). ...

Ring out, wild bells- premiere success!

Article 28.12.2018

James W. Knox premiered a dramatic and uplifting piece this past holiday season with the beautiful words of Alfred Tennyson; Ring out, wild bells, scored for SATB divisi, string orchestra and sleigh bells.  The 9:30 minute work came to a ...

Pura Lux Mass

Article 27.12.2018

James W. Knox, Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College, will premiere his newest work, Pura Lux Mass in March 2019 with his ensemble, Cascade Chorale.  The work is comprised of six movements and can be performed separately.  ...