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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. 

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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