Jim is a career church musician and Pastor of Worship Arts. He has composed and arranged for a variety of settings including choral works, accompaniment orchestrations, orchestral and chamber works, as well as works for musical theatre. Jim has been named ďFinalist of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2010Ē by the National Academy of Music and awarded performances at the Society of Composers, Inc. 2010 National Conference, New Music Festival IX (Univ. of Nebraska, Kearney), the 2010 Southeastern Composers League Conference, and the Society of Composers, Inc. 2010 Region VI Conference.
His most recent works include Somethinís Gone Wrong Deep Within, a commissioned trumpet work echoing the American spiritual and based on Romans 7:14-20; Introit for Advent (strings), Thatís Why He Came, a choral/orchestral work for Christmas; Countdown, a numerical based work for 7 instruments; and Nocturne (for Tenor Sax and Piano), His original stage musical, When He Came Into My Life, is been staged during the Easter season. A 40-minute work Songs from a Century of Holiness was commissioned for the Centennial Celebration of the Church of the Nazarene. Some of Jimís songs for contemporary worship are included in the book That Name; Ten Songs for Worship by Jim Puckett. Jim has studied with Peter Fischer, Leslie Dutton, Richard Meek, and Rick Brunetto. He holds a M.M. in Composition from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, and a B.A. in Music Performance from Mt Vernon Nazarene University, Mt Vernon, Ohio.
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