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  • James Ripley, Director of Instrumental Activities, and Professor of Music
    James Ripley, Director of Instrumental Activities, and Professor of Music
    Carthage College

James Ripley

Director of Instrumental Music Activities
Professor of Music

Johnson Arts Center 125

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses
  • Publications

Professor James Ripley conducts the Carthage Wind Orchestra, Carthage Band, and the chamber winds group AMATI. He also serves as principal guest conductor of the Sakuyo Wind Orchestra at Sakuyo University in Kurashiki, Japan, where he was the music director from 2001-2011.  Prof. Ripley was recognized for distinguished service in the field of instrumental music by Luther College with the Carlo A. Sperati Award in 2012.  He is currently President-Elect of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).

Prior to his appointment at Carthage, Prof. Ripley served as assistant professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, where he was the associate conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra, and as conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the River Campus of the University of Rochester. He is an active arranger and editor of wind ensemble music. He has appeared as guest clinician and conductor throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan.

Prof. Ripley joined the Carthage faculty in 2001. He earned his D.M.A. in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, his M.M. in wind conducting from Northwestern University and his B.A. in Music Education from Luther College.  In addition, Dr. Ripley taught for eleven years in the public schools of Minnesota and Iowa.

  • D.M.A. — Conducting, Eastman School of Music
  • M.M. — Wind Conducting, Northwestern University
  • B.A. — Music Education, Luther College
  • MUS 0050  Carthage Wind Orchestra
  • MUS 0090  Small Instrumental Ensembles
  • MUS 2060  Brass Techniques in Schools
  • MUS 2070  Percussion Techniques in Schools
  • MUS 2710 Psychoacoustics of Music
  • MUS 3010  Seminar in Form and Analysis
  • MUS 3100  Instrumental Conducting and Techniques
  • MUS 3120  Orchestration
  • MUS 3140  Learning About Instruments
  • MUS 4200  Instrumental Music Methods

Wind Orchestra/Concert Band arrangements:

Kitten on the Keys, Zez Confrey, Warner Brothers/Alfred
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Kitten-on-the-Keys/3710619

Second Rhapsody, Geroge Gershwin, Warner Brothers/Alfred
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Second-Rhapsody-for-Solo-Piano-and-Wind-Ensemble/3856689

Triumphal Ode, Howard Hanson, Carl Fischer
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Triumphal-Ode/18553689

American Ballads, Morton Gould, G. Schirmer — rental library
American Patrol, Morton Gould, G. Schirmer - rental library
Begrabnisgesang, Johannes Brahms - rental from arranger
Four Irish Myths, Henry Cowell, G. Schirmer - rental from arranger
Henry V, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Boosey & Hawkes - rental from arranger

 

Refer to website for complete listing:  jcripley.com

  • James Ripley, Director of Instrumental Activities, and Professor of Music
    James Ripley, Director of Instrumental Activities, and Professor of Music
    Carthage College

James Ripley

Professor James Ripley conducts the Carthage Wind Orchestra, Carthage Band, and the chamber winds group AMATI. He also serves as principal guest conductor of the Sakuyo Wind Orchestra at Sakuyo University in Kurashiki, Japan, where he was the music director from 2001-2011.  Prof. Ripley was recognized for distinguished service in the field of instrumental music by Luther College with the Carlo A. Sperati Award in 2012.  He is currently President-Elect of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).

Prior to his appointment at Carthage, Prof. Ripley served as assistant professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, where he was the associate conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra, and as conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the River Campus of the University of Rochester. He is an active arranger and editor of wind ensemble music. He has appeared as guest clinician and conductor throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan.

Prof. Ripley joined the Carthage faculty in 2001. He earned his D.M.A. in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, his M.M. in wind conducting from Northwestern University and his B.A. in Music Education from Luther College.  In addition, Dr. Ripley taught for eleven years in the public schools of Minnesota and Iowa.

Brief Bio

Professor James Ripley conducts the Carthage Wind Orchestra, Carthage Band, and the chamber winds group AMATI. He also serves as principal guest conductor of the Sakuyo Wind Orchestra at Sakuyo University in Kurashiki, Japan, where he was the music director from 2001-2011.

Title

Director of Instrumental Music Activities
Professor of Music

Email Address

jripley@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-5854

Office Location

Johnson Arts Center 125

Education

  • D.M.A. — Conducting, Eastman School of Music
  • M.M. — Wind Conducting, Northwestern University
  • B.A. — Music Education, Luther College

Courses

  • MUS 0050  Carthage Wind Orchestra
  • MUS 0090  Small Instrumental Ensembles
  • MUS 2060  Brass Techniques in Schools
  • MUS 2070  Percussion Techniques in Schools
  • MUS 2710 Psychoacoustics of Music
  • MUS 3010  Seminar in Form and Analysis
  • MUS 3100  Instrumental Conducting and Techniques
  • MUS 3120  Orchestration
  • MUS 3140  Learning About Instruments
  • MUS 4200  Instrumental Music Methods

Publications

Wind Orchestra/Concert Band arrangements:

Kitten on the Keys, Zez Confrey, Warner Brothers/Alfred
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Kitten-on-the-Keys/3710619

Second Rhapsody, Geroge Gershwin, Warner Brothers/Alfred
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Second-Rhapsody-for-Solo-Piano-and-Wind-Ensemble/3856689

Triumphal Ode, Howard Hanson, Carl Fischer
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Triumphal-Ode/18553689

American Ballads, Morton Gould, G. Schirmer — rental library
American Patrol, Morton Gould, G. Schirmer - rental library
Begrabnisgesang, Johannes Brahms - rental from arranger
Four Irish Myths, Henry Cowell, G. Schirmer - rental from arranger
Henry V, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Boosey & Hawkes - rental from arranger

 

Refer to website for complete listing:  jcripley.com

Related Links

Personal Home Page:  jcripley.com

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