Professor James Ripley conducts the Carthage Wind Orchestra and Carthage Concert Band, and is head of the College's music education program. He also serves as principal guest conductor of the Sakuyo Wind Orchestra at Sakuyo University in Kurashiki, Japan.
Prior to his appointment at Carthage, Prof. Ripley served as assistant professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, where he was the associate conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra, and as conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the River Campus of the University of Rochester. He is an active arranger and editor of wind ensemble music. He has appeared as guest clinician and conductor throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan.
Prof. Ripley joined the Carthage faculty in 2001. He earned his D.M.A. in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, his M.M. in wind conducting from Northwestern University and his B.A. in Music Education from Luther College.
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