James Parker

Composer Info

James Parker

James W. Parker is a composer from Austin, TX. He includes the W. in his name because there is already a British film composer named James Parker. Objectively, James 'W.' Parker's music is much more interesting. James' music has been lauded as "challenging" and "stark (in a good way.)" by his mother and former music teacher, respectively. James is currently a Master's student The University of Texas where he studies with Russell Pinkston. He did his B.M. at Ithaca College and studied with Dana Wilson. He's won a handful of awards, grants, scholarships, and commissions, but nothing to write home about. James likes to cook, garden, and read books about cooking and gardening.

Thomas Adès, Leoš Janáček, Thelonious Monk, Kendrick Lamar, David Rakowski, Donnacha Dennehy, The Clash, George Crumb
Genres of Interest
Chamber Music, Opera
My Style
funky post-tonal groove-punk for your heart and soul

Student Information

Degree Pursuing
Masters, Composition
Austin, TX
Other Degrees
B.M. in composition from Ithaca College 2015, A.A. in Tomfoolery from Hard Knocks State, 2012


Member for
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