James Emery always brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight to the realm of education. He has an innate ability to connect with students of all ages in a friendly, welcoming and inspiring way. Along with presentations on the nature and history of improvisation, jazz and related historical aspects, he also presents lecture/demonstrations connecting music with philosophy, art, literature and mathematics. Further information is available upon request.
Emery has conducted lecture/demonstrations, workshops, clinics, master classes and residency programs in conjunction with concert performances at the following locations (selected list):
Stanford U, Colombia University, Dartmouth College, Penn State, San Francisco Conservatory, UCLA, Arnold Schoenberg Center, USC, NYU, North Carolina State, Washington U., Quad Cities Visiting Artists Program, Evergreen State, U. of Vermont, Rutgers U., Valparaiso College, Duquesne U. Guitar Camp, George Mason U., SUNY/Stonybrook, U. C. San Diego, Kutztown U., SUNY Buffalo, U. of Oregon, U. of Nebraska, U. of New Mexico, U. of Arizona, U. of Tennessee, U. of North Carolina
Mr. Emery has also presented many educational programs at elementary and high schools nationwide.