James attended Weber State College and Utah State University on scholarship, and received a
Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from USU. At USU, James was on the faculty of the Youth Conservator, and was the teaching assistant for the Music Appreciation Course. A student of Gary Amano, James received the Outstanding Piano Performance Award, and was a soloist with the USU Symphony Orchestra. Employed by KBYU-FM in Provo, Jim worked 13 years as a recording engineer for the Utah Symphony. He is currently the manager of KBYI and KBYR radio stations at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is a pipe organ enthusiast, and is nearing completion of the installation of a 44-rank Wurlitzer (Gee Dad) theater organ. Learn more about the journey of building The Mighty Wurlitzer here.
Paula graduated with distinction from the Indiana University School of Music