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Ladies and Gentlemen introducing James Gould on Guitar and Violin!


Head Shot 300x195 Ladies and Gentlemen introducing James Gould on Guitar and Violin!
James Gould graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition. During that time, he studied composition with Dr. Justin Rubin and Dr. Thomas Wegren (one of the founding members of the Chicago Transit Authority). In 2003, he was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project grant for a study in film composition. The result was the multimedia piece Quartet of Colors that was completely filmed and scored by James. His work on this project was awarded 2nd prize in the first annual Below the Belt competition at the Walker Art Center, and runner-up at Duluth?s Frozen Yeti film competition. He was also awarded 2nd and 3rd prize in the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra?s Composition Competition in 2003 and 2004 for the orchestral compositions La Valse du Bien et du Mal, and On Horsal Common. He has also had his compositions played by the Verder Trio as well as Dou 46. At the University of Minnesota, James studied jazz guitar with William Barnard and classical guitar with Maria Annoni. In 2005, he was chosen to participate in a master class with the world renowned guitar duo, Sergio and Odair Assad. Since graduating college, James has been playing guitar in the Minneapolis area with rock bands The 4onthefloor(recently featured on and The Early Effect, as well as heading up music composition projects such as the MPLS Music Group. James also currently works for MakeMusic, Inc. ? the world?s leading music notation software.

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