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James Hall

James Hall

Professor of Flute, Head of Woodwind Area

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-2529
Frasier 254

Professional/Academic Experience

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Flutist James Hall has enjoyed a varied and impressive career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher, and has established himself as a leading flutist of his generation. He has performed and collaborated around the world with some of the most prominent and innovative ensembles and artists of our time.

As a concerto soloist, James has played with the Orquesta Nacional del Paraguay, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de Panamá, Orquesta del Congresso Nacional del Paraguay, and the Southeast Kansas Symphony. After giving his Carnegie Hall debut recital as a winner of Artists International in 2004, James began to receive invitations to perform as a recitalist, and has since played across North, Central, and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He is half of Colorado based duo970 with pianist Susie Maddocks, and the two tour the world performing flute and piano works from the baroque to the contemporary. In 2021, the duo commissioned and gave the world premieres of works by American composers Paul Elwood and Stephanie Ann Boyd, and recorded the flute and piano works of Boyd. Their album, Songbird was released in 2024.

James is in high demand as a chamber musician, having been invited to play with musicians around the world. He is founder and artistic director for The Chattanooga Sound Project, and is the flutist for established ensembles including Chimera, Last Train, and Wood&Metal. He has also performed and taught at music festivals in the U.S. and in Central and South America. James has been invited to perform as a guest principal flutist with the Boulder Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and Southeast Kansas Symphony, and has held principal flute positions with the Topeka Symphony and the Missouri Symphony.

As an educator, Hall has been invited to give master classes at national conservatories and music schools across the US, Canada, and Mexico, as well as in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.  Since 2009, he has been the professor of flute at the University of Northern Colorado where he has had the great fortune to work with many talented young musicians.

James is a performing artist for Burkart Flutes and performs exclusively on his handmade 10k gold Burkart Elite flute with platinum head joint.