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Jim colonna


Jim Colonna

Jim Colonna (b. 1970) is the Director of Bands at Messiah College where he teaches graduate instrumental conducting and conducts the wind ensemble. He has held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Utah Valley University where he lead the wind symphony by invitation to a performance at The West/Northwest CBDNA conference in 2012.

Jim's compositions have been performed all over the world including Belgium, Finland, Japan as well as conferences WASBE, CBDNA and the Midwest Clinic. 

As a conductor Jim’s ensembles have performed at CBDNA Northwest/West, NJMEA, PMEA/NAfME All East.

Jim Colonna earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University in 2007, Master of Music Degree from the University of North Texas in 2000.  Jim's Conducting teachers include Eugene Corporon, Kevin Sedatole, John T Madden, and Jack Stamp.

Dr. Colonna studied composition with Charles Ruggerio (MSU), Cindy McTee (UNT), and Jack Stamp (IUP).  


Music of Jim Colonna

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      News and Updates     

September 28, 2018                    November 8, 2018

"Soliloquy"                          "Joshua’s Shop of Miracles and Curiosities”

William Stowman, Soloist              Messiah College Wind Ensemble

Messiah College Wind Ensemble         Messiah College Campus

Messiah College Campus                Parmer Hall

Parmer Hall


November 3, 2018                       November 16, 2018

"To Slip the Surly Bonds of Earth"     "Portraits'"

Different Drummers Community Band       Big Spring High School Band

The Church f the Epiphany               Newville, PA

Washington, D.C.

Tickets here: http://dcdd.org/        November 19, 2018

Dancing Day, Soarin’,Sunrise After a Mourning Moon

November 4, 2018 All New England Honors Band                   

"Two Movements for Horn"  Plymouth State University                      

Ciarra Sacco, Soloist Plymouth, New Hampshire


Messiah College December 17, 2018

Recital Hall  “Fanfare on Adeste Fidelis”

Big Spring High School

Newville, PA


January 11, 2019 . February 22, 2019

To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind Sunrise After a Mourning Moon

Franklin-Fulton Honor Band Messiah College Wind Ensemble

January 19, 2019 NJMEA, East Brunswick, NJ

To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind

Berks County Band April 1-4, 2019

January 25, 2019 Sunrise After a Mourning Moon

Joshua’s Shop Of Miracles and Curiosities PMEA/All East-Pittsburgh Tour