James L. Evans
Location: New York, USA
BS in music ed, voice major, from Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, NY.
Vocal training at Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
MS in secondary English from SUNY Geneseo, NY.
Over 50 years' experience singing in choirs, ensembles, shows, and operas; lots of solo work.
Now that I've retired, I can finally write. Published articles, poetry; currently writing two columns for the LansingStar.com, one on language, one on health. However, I write more music than anything else. They say Write what you know, so I concentrate on sacred choral anthems and hymns.
At Lansing United Methodist Church, we have a very good mixed choir, each section with excellent musicians as leaders. I sing in the bass section, solo, and direct when the regular director's away. We also use a lot of my music, which offers me a great test bed for my work.