James Quitman Mulholland
James Quitman Mulholland is Professor of Music at Butler University and was Director of Music at First-Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church. He started the study of composition, voice, piano and various musical instruments at the age of twelve. At Louisiana State University, he completed his BM and MM in Voice and Composition, followed by four years as a Graduate Assistant at Indiana University, working toward the degree of DMA in Performance and Literature. His compositions have been chosen as required repertoire on over forty states' high school choral lists, and, in addition, have been performed at the last four national conventions of the ACDA. Many of his compositions have become standard repertoire for children's choirs throughout the country, as well as most collegiate and professional ensembles. In 1995 he was named as Louisiana State University's School of Music Alumnus of the Year. In 1996 he was selected by the ACDA to compose the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Composition which was performed at all of the Regional Conventions. Outside of his selective writing, he accepts approximately ten commissions a year. He has received commissions and performances in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe.