Nassau Lower Voices | Music Director
James Ludwig grew up singing as a chorister at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on Long Island, where he learned to read music, sing Renaissance polyphony, tie a tie, and play ultimate frisbee. He currently teaches choral music in the Herricks School District on Long Island, where he works with both middle and high school singers, whose energy and sense of humor are truly a source of constant inspiration. Having been a singer himself throughout middle and high school, James believes choral music is especially valuable for young people. Like sports, it teaches teamwork, discipline, and practice; and like visual arts it exposes teens to creative expression that is not accessible through video games and smartphones. James is a member of the eVoco Voice Collective (www.evoco.vc). He has served as guest conductor for district and county festivals and has presented workshops about ensemble classroom management and strategies for teaching middle school music at both all-state and regional conferences for NYSSMA, NYSCAME, and ACDA. His choral compositions are available through GIA, Hinshaw, and a self-published catalog. His works have been performed in the United States and Great Britain, including by eVoco, the FSU Choral Union, and the Phoenix Chorale under the direction of Charles Bruffy. He holds degrees from Queens College and Berklee College of Music. James is proud to be a part of the MYO family and to continue the work of guiding MYO’s young tenor and bass voices as their voices develop.