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James Piccone began his music career at an early age and composed many classical and jazz compositions in high school. At the age of 17, he began studying jazz piano and composition with Dennis Sandole (the teacher of jazz giant, John Coltrane). He received a BA in Composition from Rowan University and a MM in Music Composition from Michigan State University. Currently, he is working on an Ed.D in higher education. He studied with Harold Oliver, Jere Hutcheson, Bruce Campbell and Ronald Newman. His works include orchestral compositions, woodwind quintets, string quartets, works for percussion ensemble, wind ensemble and numerous other chamber and vocal works which have been performed internationally and throughout the United States. James has been teaching computer music, composition, music theory, music history and piano at Rowan University, Camden County College and Cumberland County College since 1990. Currently, he is the Dean of Arts and Humanities at Cumberland County College. Throughout his career, he has served as a consultant for acoustical design and recording studio designs and upgrades. Mr. Piccone has developed and administered successful curriculums in music and music technology. He has earned several awards for his compositions and has been a presenter at technology conferences. He has composed a number of electroacoustic and interactive works, as well as written articles on topics relating to computer music/technology.