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James Nagle

Suffolk Senior Treble Choir | Pianist

James Nagle is a vocal music educator who has taught in the Connetquot Central School District for the past fourteen years at both the elementary and secondary levels. He currently teaches the Connetquot High School Treble Choir, the Long Island Voices Show Choir, and Music Theory. He has also provided vocal direction and accompaniment for the school’s musical productions and vocal jazz ensemble. In addition to teaching, James is an accomplished pianist having played at numerous festivals and performances throughout New York State. He has accompanied several SCMEA All-County choirs and most recently has been the collaborative pianist for the NYSCAME All-County Women’s Choir since 2014. James also served as an artistic staff member of the Long Island Children’s Choir as both a conductor and collaborative pianist.

In 2007, James received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he was honored with the Susan Smykla Udell Award for Outstanding Piano Accompaniment. He served as the President and Music Director of the Potsdam Pointercounts, an award-winning a cappella group. During that time, he developed his arranging style and love of performing contemporary a cappella music as the group successfully competed and toured throughout the East Coast. James attained a Master of Science degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens in 2010, receiving the Lawrence Eisman Award in Music Education. Outside of music, he enjoys playing basketball, swimming, and going on neighborhood walks with his wife and two sons.

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