Location: California, USA
Jim Way, BA Berry College, MA Peabody College a division of Vanderbilt University, ASCAP, songwriter, singer, and choral director, lives in Cathedral City, California, and devotes full-time to his music activities. In 1985, he received an award for Excellence in Writing from the Christian Writers Guild of San Diego County for his children's song, “Birds of a Feather.” In 1986, he received the Guild’s award for the Best Song of the Year for “A Christmas Legend.” Also in 1986, his contest winner with co-writer Alan Weckler, “Christmas In San Diego” was released on the indie label, Red Letter Records. In 1993, he began writing a full-length musical about the life and work of Martha Berry, the founder of Berry College, his alma mater. The writing spanned nine years. The musical was mounted in a multimedia production at Berry College as the centerpiece of the college’s centennial celebration in 2002.