Is an Atlanta based author and composer. He is the co-author of the book, Concepts in Audio Engineering, a technology how to for musicians. His writings on music education, Staying Fresh: The Importance of Process over Procedure were published in the 2007 New England Conservatory Journal for Music In Education.
His musical compositions cover a wide range of styles and genre’s, from his work for two seasons with the Grammy Award wining Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and his commissions from such organizations as The American Composers Forum, Furman University, The Coweta County School System's Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts, to his own award winning electronic works, The Sounds of Scouting and Mystings.
Jim Is currently the Guitarist for acoustic jazz folk duo The Listening Wall. He also serves as writer and producer with the band Elevation 120 who’s music appears on iTunes and Amazon.com.
He has serve as the composition professor at Georgia Perimeter college for many years and taught courses in music technology at Georgia State University. He holds music degrees from Catawba College, Georgia State University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; teaching courses in music at Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.
Jim also serves as the Contemporary Worship Music Director at Duluth First United Methodist church in Duluth, GA.