im Stanley traces his schooling and over twenty years of working to the southern California area.
He graduated from USC in 1976 with a Bachelor of Music degree (clarinet major), having studied with Mitchell Lurie.
His graduate work in clarinet and composition (1977-80) was also at USC, under Morten Lauridsen, Earle Brown, Humphrey Searle and William Kraft.
During his college days, he was awarded a partial scholarship to Darmstadt Ferienkurse Summer Composition Seminar (1978), the Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize (1978) and the Composition Departmental Award (1979).
He has held various choral positions including tenor section leader and cantor at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra Chorus, the Cambridge Singers of Pasadena and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival.
He is currently choirmaster and cantor at the Church of the Angels (Episcopal) in Pasadena.
His instrumental and orchestral background involve the Beach Cities Symphony (co-principal clarinet), the Hollywood-Wilshire Symphony, the Highland Park Symphony and numerous contemporary music ensembles.
He is now co-principal clarinet in the Glendale College Community Orchestra where he played the solo in Copeland's "Concerto" in 1998.
Jim's compositions, including several commissions, range in style form medieval to avant-garde.
Recently he has been concentrating on sacred and liturgical music and CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to offer the music of Jim Stanley in our catalog: