8530 Cherry Creek Dr.
phone: (937) 287-7755
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S. in Physics, University of Dayton, magna cum laude, 1973.
Music Performance, Wright State University, summa cum laude, 1978.
of Music in Music Education, Wright State University, 1991.
with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Segundo Pastor, Abel Carlevaro, Turibio Santos,
study (1978-9) with Ethan Deutsch. Jazz study (1998-9) with Jim Smith.
Kennedy Center Training (2006-7):
1) Artists as Educators:
Planning Effective Workshops for Teachers
2) Artists as Educators:
Presenting Effective Workshops for Teachers
3) Artists as Educators:
Planning Effective Residencies for Students
University of Dayton Music Department, 1978-present. Named
Wright State University Music Department, 1978-present.
Miami University Music Department, 1980-present.
Montessori Center of South Dayton, 1985-2008.
Sinclair Community College Music Department, 1978-1988.
Antioch College Music Department, 1977-1980.
Guitar Class Tutor, Magsig Middle School, 2007.
Director of Concerts, Dayton Art Institute, 2007 - 2015.
Advisor, National Federation of Music Clubs, 1994-present.
Arts Council Touring Roster, recitals and residency activities, 1990-present.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1997.
Dayton Classical Guitar Society, 1977-present.
McCutcheon Music Studios, 1988-present.
Dayton Public Radio,
host of "The Intimate Guitar," 1986-present.
Centerville Arts Commission, 1990-1995. Chair: 1992-3.
host of "Strictly Guitar," 1978-1980.
Adjudicator, Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition
(Louisville KY) 2014
Adjudicator, Ohio Music Education Association, 2014-15
Adjudicator, Dmitri Fampas International Guitar Competition (Greece) 2016
The Entertainer (LP/cassette), 1982.
Jim McCutcheon & Company (LP/cassette), 1986.
Introductory Concepts for Guitar, Guitar & Song Publications, 1985; 2nd ed.
"Computer-aided Guitar Instruction," Soundboard, 1984.
"Teach Your Children Well," Dayton Journal Herald Magazine, 1986.
"The Fingernail - A Closer Look", Classical
Guitar, London, England,
"Some Observations Regarding the Experiences of Guitar Students who Begin
to Study the Piano as
a Secondary Instrument" (with Dr. Joyce Cameron),
of Performing Artists, Sept.1992.
"O Sweet Little Child," Mark Foster Music, 1991, guitar accompaniment.
The Jim McCutcheon Guitar Method - a Dual Approach, Vols. 1 and 2, Heritage
Music Press, 1994.
The Spice of Life (CD/cassette), 1994.
Chant for Guitar, Unity Music
Wedding Music for Guitar, Unity Music
"The National Federation Junior Festival: How Guitarists Can Participate
and Grow," Soundboard,
Moscow Nights (CD/cassette with oboist Mark Twehues), 1997.
Series: My First (Second, and Third) Recital Book, Heritage Music
the Guitar Man (CD/cassette, music for children, OAC Artist Project), 1997.
"Are You an Artist?", Ohio Arts Presenters Network Newsletter, Fall,
"Music to the Ears: Getting Kids Started" (Nov. '97); "Getting
the Beat at an Early Age" (Jan.'98);
"Bedtime Listening" (March, '98), Helping Your Kids Start a
Recording Collection (July '98) Family
Give Me a Treasure” documentary with poet David Hassler, produced by The Muse
Machine and Dayton Public Radio, 2000.
Recital Album, published by de Haske (Holland), 2000.
A Day with the Guitar Man, 2002.
For a review, click
“The Guitar Man: NFMC Guitar Advisor discusses his music education
activities”; Junior Keynotes
Magazine, pub. National Federation of Music
Sound of Music Series,
Kids Magazine, 2003- present.
The NFMC Junior Festival: How Guitar Societies and Their Teaching Members Can
Participate and Grow, "Chicago Guitar" (July-Aug. 2003)
Reviews, Guitar Foundation of America, Soundboard, 2007 - present.
Arts Council, Artist Project Grant, 1996.
Arts Council, International Office Grant, 1998.
Arts Council, Artist Project Grant, 2001.
Wright State University:
Music Alumni Award, 1992.
Valley Cultural Alliance: Artist Fellowship,
Music Hall of Fame: Achievement in Music Education, 1999.
Awarded by the Dayton Voice.
Alpha Iota: Friend of the Arts, 2002.
State University School of Graduate Studies: Outstanding Alumni Award, 2002.
Muse Machine: Prism Award, 2002.
Choice Foundation: 2003 Silver Award for “A Day with the Guitar Man”
International: 2005 MIRA (Middfest International Recognition Award)
Montgomery County Culture Works: Individual Artist Fellowship (for composition),
Ohio Federation of Music Clubs: 2011 First Place Adult Composers
Henry Cates Award 2013 for Outstanding Volunteerism, Dayton
Philo Farnsworth Award for Public Television Programming
(GuitarFest 2012) with the Miami Valley Communications Council
Ohio Federation of Music Clubs: 2014 First Place Adult Composers
Contest for "Serenade for Guitar and Strings
Ohio Federation of Music Clubs 2016 Second Place Adult Composers Contest
for "Prelude for Gutiar and Strings"
Huber Heights Performing Arts Hall of Fame, inaugural inductee, 2016
Faculty Achievement in Teaching (Part-Time Faculty), Miami University
Regional Campuses, 2017.
Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts in Arts Education, May, 2017
ABC's "Wife Swap" (as a music teacher) November, 2006
WPTD, Miami Valley Cable
series and festivals: Woodstock (IL) Opera House, Berea (KY) College,
Detroit (MI), Gilbert (AZ), Lancaster
Defiance College Schomburg Series, Akron Civic Center, Cambridge,
Middfest, Franciscan Life
Community Arts Council (Celina), Troy-Hayner Concert Series,
Summer Arts Festival,
Cincinnati State College, Kettering Summer Series, Granville Concert on
the Green, Southern Ohio
Museum and Cultural Center, UC-Clermont Calico Series, Raymond Walters
(OH) New Little Symphony, cities of Oakwood, Miamisburg, West Carrollton,
Springboro, Fairborn, Beavercreek, Akron, Dayton
International Peace Museum.
(Dayton, Warren, Middletown)
tour of Russia with oboist Mark Twehues (1998) for Crosscurrents
Philharmonic Orchestra concerto appearance (1999), Fraze Pavilion (2003).
Miami Valley Symphony appearance, 2013.
assembly programs and residencies: Muse Machine (MuseAdventure, Jr./Sr. High
Artist and customized programs), Darke
County, Springfield Artist in the Classroom, Eaton Area Arts Council,
Dayton Public Schools,
Centerville Kindergarten Village, Franklin Middle School,
Franklin-Monroe ES, Huber Heights, Celina, St. Marys, Wapakoneta,
Portsmouth, Medina County
(Troy), St. Peter School (Huber Heights), St. Luke (Beavercreek), Incarnation
(Centerville), Phoenix (AZ) schools.
Foundation of America (1981-present).
Classical Guitar Society (1975-present); President, 1977-present.
Centerville Arts Commission, 1990-1995. Chair: 1992-3.
Arts Presenters Network, (1988-2005).
Society of Composers and Publishers (2002-present).