Conductor | Worldwide
Biography

Current Positions

  • Johnstown Symphony Orchestra – Music Director
  • Experiential Orchestra – Music Director

 

Prior Positions

  • Boston Philharmonic Orchestra – Zander Fellow/Assistant Conductor

 

Recent Activities

  • Williamburg Symphony Orchestra (VA)
  • Trinity Church Wall Street 12th Night Festival – Conductor
  • Seraphic Fire (Miami, FL) – Cover Conductor
  • Parma Records – Session Conductor
  • New York Philharmonic – Workshop Conductor
  • Odyssey Opera (Boston) – First Guest Conductor
  • International Conductor Showcase 40th Anniversary of El Sistema (Venezuela)
  • Malaysian Symphony Orchestra – Resident Conductor Finalist
  • Spokane Symphony Orchestra
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - OrchKids Ensemble Director
  • Discovery Ensemble

 

Endeavors

  • World Premier Recording of Dame Ethel Smyth's The Prison (1930) on Chandos Records, featured in The New York Times
  • Make Music NOLA (El Sistema-inspired program in New Orleans) – Co-Founder
  • Listening as Leadership (presentations for corporate leaders and others about using music to further their leadership skills) – Founder 

 

Websites

  • James Blachly: www.jamesblachly.com
  • Johnston Symphony: www.johnstownsymphony.org
  • Experiential Orchestra: www.experientialorchestra.com
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