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James Zingara is currently Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University

of Alabama at Birmingham where his responsibilities include applied trumpet
and brass methods, coaching and conducting brass ensembles, performing with
the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and coordinating the annual UAB Brass
Symposium. From 1998 to 2011 Dr. Zingara was Associate Professor of Music
at Troy University in Troy, Alabama where he taught applied trumpet, brass
methods, conducted the Troy University Trumpet Ensemble and served as
Coordinator of Applied Studies. He has performed in 32 states as well as
England, Denmark, Latvia, Germany, the Czech Republic, China and Singapore.
From 1989-1996 he served as principal cornet/trumpet soloist with the US Air
Force Heritage of America Band. As an orchestral trumpeter, he has performed
with the Alabama Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Northwest Florida
Symphony, National Symphonic Winds, Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony,
Virginia Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Cheyenne
Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has performed with the UAB Faculty
Brass Quintet, the Alabama Trumpet Guild Ensemble, the Chicago Chamber
Brass, the University of Illinois Faculty Brass Quintet, Ensemble Screamer, the
Heritage Brass and many other regional brass quintets and ensembles. His over
120 solo appearances have included professional, military, university and high
school level organizations across the United States. He has recorded on the
Telarc, Zephyr, Capstone and Mark labels, including a Grammy Award winning
CD in 1994.
Conference presentations and performances include the College Music Society South, Mid-Atlantic,
Pacific Northwest and South Central Regional Conferences, the Society of Composers National and
Southern Conferences, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference,
and the state music conferences in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and
Maryland. He currently serves as President of the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA)
Higher Education Division and as President of the Alabama Trumpet Guild
Dr. Zingara holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, East Carolina University, and a
Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance with a minor in wind conducting from the
University of Illinois. His principal teachers include Michael Ewald, John Aley, Britton Theurer, Manny
Laureano, Charles Schlueter, and David Baldwin. He also serves as a trumpet faculty member at Blue
Lake International Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan. Dr. Zingara represents Conn-Selmer, Inc. as
an endorsing artist for Bach trumpets and cornets.
As a conductor, Dr. Zingara has conducted the UAB Wind Symphony, UAB Symphony Band, the Music
South Symphony, Tri-State Community Orchestra, The University of Illinois Symphonic Band I and
Concert Band II, and The Troy University Chamber Winds. He has studied conducting and score study
with James Keene, Col. Lowell E. Graham, Scott Carter and Duilio Dobrin. Collegiate and civic trumpet
ensembles under his direction have performed a total of eleven world premiere works at the 2007, 2009,
2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conferences.
Publications have included articles and reviews in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, Teaching
Music, The Instrumentalist, The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Teachers Journal,
The Canadian Band Journal and Ala Breve. Honors include the A.A. Harding and Mark Hindsley Band
Awards from the University of Illinois, membership in the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Kappa Lambda
academic honors fraternities, the Phi Kappa Phi 2009 Troy University Artist Award and the United States
Air Force Commendation Medal.