Mississippi Writers and Musicians

James Sclater James Sclater, Courtesy of http://www.mc.edu/campus/users/sclater/

Major Works

Published Compositions
Suite for Saxophone 
Columbia-Eagle March   
Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon 
Suite for Clarinet and Piano     
Four Songs on Text from Emily Dickinson
Concert Piece for Brass Quintet
Three Psalms
Christmas Suite
Six Folksong Studies
Rumanian Whirling Dance
King of Love
'Neath Unwatching Stars
A Son Is Born
Four Etudes for Solo Harp
Sweeter Music

Choral Music
A Quiet Alleluia 
Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Song of Gladness 
Three Mozart Lieder  
Character Sketches
Three Chorale Improvisations
Stately Processional
Six Inventions
Chamber Concerto
Suite For Two Pianos
Piano Sonata
Festival Fanfare

Solo Vocal Music
Beyond the Rainbow
Lullabye for a First Grandchild
But Love Is Not a Simple Song


James Sclater: A Biography

James S. Sclater was born on October 24, 1943, in Mobile, Alabama.   He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his D.M.A. degree in Composition.  Later,  he attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he received other degrees in Theory-Composition.

Currently, Mr. Sclater is the Professor of Music and Co-ordinator of Music Theory at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi.  As the Professor of Music he teaches Advanced Music Theory, Counterpoint, and Orchestration.  He has also taught Ear Training, Choral Arranging, and Band Arranging.  Other jobs that Mr. Sclater has held in the field of music include  clarinetist in the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, music librarian in the Austin Public Library, and Graduate Assistant in Arranging at the University of Texas at Austin.

He has won various awards for his many compositions and for his works as a professor.  Some of these awards include the Humanities Professor of the Year Award in 1998 from Mississippi College, an Emmy nomination for musical score for Mississippi ETV production The Mad Potter of Biloxi: George E. Ohr in 1994, and Music Composition Awards in 1980, 1990, 1995, and 1999.  He has also been a part of several different professional associations such as the International Clarinet Association, the Jackson Wind Symphony, and the Mississippi Music Teachers Association.

Now Mr. Sclater lives in Clinton, Mississippi, with his wife Ann Judy Davis of Columbia, MS. They have one child, Patricia Ann Sclater.








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