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Jim colonna


Jim Colonna

Jim Colonna (b. 1970) is the Director of Bands at Messiah College where he teaches graduate wind-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 UVU Wind Symphony to a performance at The West/Northwest CBDNA conference in 2012.

Jim's compositions have been performed all over the world including Italy, 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).  


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      News and Updates     

December 12, 2019


"To Slip the Surly Bonds of Earth" 

William Patterson University Wind Ensemble

Thomas Bourgault, Conductor

January 25, 2020

7:00 p.m.

“America Forever”

Lancaster/Lebanon Wind Ensemble

Cedar Crest High School

February 8, 2020


“America Forever”

Adams County Band

New Oxford High School

February 2020

“Danza Con Gioia”

PMEA District III Band

Keystone High School

Travis Weller, Conductor