Dr. James Eakin has joined the faculty of the Centenary College of Louisiana Hurley School of Music as professor of theory and composition.
Eakin has been a composer-in-residence with the Turtle Creek Chorale, Resounding Harmony, and The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. His compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. He has recently scored such films as Cut to the Chase, Sugar, and Visible Scars. His composition #twitterlieder, performed by the Virginia Chorale, is currently in production for a PBS documentary.
Eakin received his Bachelor of Music from Centenary College in 2000, his Master of Music from Southern Methodist University and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City. A well-known choral composer, Eakin studied at the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Center for Composition Studies before becoming the Electronic Music Studio Coordinator and eventually the Director of the Film Scoring Program there in 2008.