Mississippi College

James Sclater

About Me

Sclater, a native of Mobile, AL, received his B.M. and M.M. in Theory-Composition from the University of Southern Mississippi and the D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Texas. He has been Coordinator of Music Theory at Mississippi College since 1970. His performing experience includes membership in the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra from 1971 - 2000. Since 1998 he has played with Angela Willoughby in the chamber duo LYRICAS. He also participates in the Mississippi Wind Symphony.

Sclater is married to Ann Judy Davis of Columbia, MS. They have one daughter, Patricia, who lives in Kansas City, MO. 

 He is a member of the Fondren Presbyterian Church choir and, with his wife, plays for the Adult Day Care at Trace Pointe several days a month.As a composer, Sclater has written over 125 works including 26 commissioned works. His music has been performed throughout the United States and also in Europe and Russia. He is a member of ASCAP and has received yearly ASCAP awards for serious music since 1991.

Other awards include Mississippi College, Distinguished Arts & Sciences Faculty Lectureship, 1989,2002; Humanities Professor of the Year, 1998; Alpha Chi Distinguished Professor Award, 1997; Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters - Music Composition Award, 1980, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003;Bicentennial Celebration, Piano Sonata performed at Kennedy Center, 1976; Ostwald Prize for New Band Music, 1974.

Class Schedule

Fall 2009

  • MUS 417 - Form & Analysis
    MWF, 11:00 AM, Aven 406
  • MUS 205 - Second Year Ear Training
    TR, 8:00 AM, Aven 406
  • MUS 317 - Counterpoint
    MWF, 9:00 AM, Aven 403
  • MUS 108, 2 - Composition
    TBA, TBA, Aven 404



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