Suffolk Senior Treble Choir | Pianist
James Nagle is a vocal music educator who has taught in the Connetquot Central School District for the past sixteen 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 also provides vocal direction and accompaniment for the school’s musical theatre productions and vocal jazz ensemble. In addition to teaching, James is an accomplished pianist having played at numerous festivals and performances throughout the northeast. He has accompanied several all-county choirs and currently serves as a collaborative pianist for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Suffolk Senior Treble Choir.
James received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in 2007. At Crane, he studied with Rebecca Reames, Heather Eyerly, and Adam Adler and was honored with the Susan Smykla Udell Award for Outstanding Piano Accompaniment before graduation. 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, where he received the Lawrence Eisman Award in Music Education. Outside of music, James enjoys playing basketball, swimming, kayaking, and going on adventures with his wife and two sons.