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James P. Cassarino M.Phil.

Associate Professor of Music; Director of Music Program
Director of Welsh Heritage Program

Ackley Hall 333
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address:
802-287-8249; Fax: 802-287-8080

A native of Vermont, James P. Cassarino is Associate Professor and Director of Music Programs at Green Mountain College. He holds degrees in Music Performance, Music History, Theology and Musicology from Castleton State College, Ball State University, St. John's University and the University of Wales. As an academic, Prof. Cassarino is an active researcher in Welsh music and has become well-known in the United States and Wales as an authority of Welsh-American music traditions.

At Green Mountain College he oversees a vibrant program that includes course work in music and performing opportunities in both instrumental and choral ensembles. In addition to his classroom duties Prof. Cassarino conducts the Green Mountain College & Community Concert Band, the madrigal choir Cantorion, and the GMC Choir.

M.Phil., Musicology, University of Wales, Bangor (U.K.)
Graduate Diploma, Theology/Liturgical Studies, St. John's University
M.A., Musicology & Organ/Harpsichord, Ball State University
B.A., (with Honors) Organ Performance, Castleton State College

Music Appreciation
History of American Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures
Traditional British Music
American Folk Music
Music of Appalachia
Music Theory and Composition
History of Jazz
Foundations in Elementary Music Education
Music Theory and Composition
Piano/Organ/Harpsichord Instruction
Dimensions of Nature (ELA)
A Delicate Balance (ELA)
Nature in Music (ELA)
Contemporary Social Issues (ELA)

GMC/Community Concert Band
GMC Festival Brass Ensemble
College Chorale
Cantorion (Madrigal Ensemble)

Research Interests
Welsh-American Music, American Hymnody, Music of the British Isles, Colonial American Music, Traditional Music of New England.

Activities and Service
Professor Cassarino is an active member of the American Guild of Organists and frequently performs organ recitals. In addition to performance, he is often sought after as a lecturer and guest conductor.

His non-academic work includes the post of Music Director and Organist for Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, VT where he is the third GMC music professor to serve Trinity's music program.

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