James Wells, our Youth Choral Clinician, serves at Brentwood United Methodist Church near Nashville, Tennessee, where he oversees all the choral programs of the church. Brentwood is a large congregation and has over 600 choir participants yearly.
He received his music training at MTSU and Belmont with undergraduate degrees in Music Ed. and Voice Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Education.
Mr. Wells has spent the last 20 years in public school education and church music. He is the co-director of the Nashville Children's Choir at Belmont University along with his good friend and mentor, Dr. Madeline Bridges. In his public school teaching experiences, Mr. Wells taught general music, treble and youth choirs, percussion ensembles, and directed musical theater productions. Mr. Wells is a frequent guest director for festivals, mass choirs, and honor choirs around the southeast.
You may remember James as a clinician at our Youth Music Camp in 2016, or from a Music &Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska.
James has been married to his wife Amy for 21 years and has two daughters. Emily is 14 and a sophomore in high school. Molly is 18 and a sophomore at Mississippi State University.