James Welch

JAS Faculty

Instruments: Collaborative Piano
Education: M.M., East Carolina University; B.M., SUNY Fredonia
Currently Teaching: Summer Programs

James Welch serves on the faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia as a collaborative pianist and instructor of class piano.  He has accompanied for students and faculty on various instrumental juries and recitals, the accompanying and vocal coaching of the mainstage musicals, and various master classes.  International experiences have included the Lyric Arts performing ensembles’ tour of the Marche region of Italy in collaboration with the Postacchini String Quartet, and master classes at the Conservatorio G.B. Pergolesi (Fermo, Italy) with Tenor, Giuseppe Sabatini. During the summer seasons James has served on the faculties for the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp (Interlochen, MI), The New York State Summer School of the Arts Choral Program (Fredonia, NY) and the Rocky Ridge Music Center (Estes Park, CO), as an accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists on repertoire including art songs, opera, musical theater, choral, jazz, pop, and instrumental. As a soloist, James was a Second Prize winner of the 2007 Bradshaw and Bouno International Piano Competition (New York, NY), and has appeared in master classes and performed at SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, NY), SUNY Buffalo (Buffalo, NY), East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), Portland, Oregon, and Ambialet, France. James holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Performer’s Certificate from SUNY Fredonia.  He has spent the past two summers studying piano with Paul Roberts from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, at his summer festival in Ambialet, France.