James Flowers

  • James FlowersAssistant Professor

    Saxophone

    Saxophone Ensemble

    Jazz Band

    Contact Information

    Cogswell 214
    James.Flowers@iup.edu
    724-357-2069

    Courses

    Applied Saxophone

    Jazz Band

    Introduction to Music

    Education

    DMA, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

    MM, Bowling Green State University

    BM, Youngstown State University

    Biography

    James Flowers is visiting assistant professor of Saxophone at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and adjunct professor of saxophone at Westminster College. James recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in saxophone performance and literature with a minor in Jazz at the Eastman School of Music. James won first prize at the Music Teacher's National Association Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition. He was a finalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference Solo Competition.

    Flowers has presented various programs at the North American Saxophone Alliance national and regional conferences, the World Saxophone Congress, the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, the Heidelberg New Music Festival, and the International Villa-Lobos Festival. He has toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and performed with the Cleveland Duo, Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Bobby Vinton, Ben Vereen, Mary Wilson from the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Fifth Dimension, Al Martino, Deana Martin, Cleveland Fats, the Carmen Mico Orchestra, North Side Jazz, and the jazz trio Stretch. 

    James’ principal saxophone teachers include Fred Boles, James Umble, Marco Albonetti, John Sampen, Ramon Ricker, Charles Pillow, and Chien-Kwan Lin. James has also studied clarinet with Debbie Alexander, Robert Fitzer, and Kent Engelhardt, and flute with Jacqueline Arrington.