James Boldin is Associate Professor of Horn at The University of Louisiana at Monroe, and maintains an active career as a performer and educator. He has performed and presented clinics at the 44th and 45th International Horn Symposiums, the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, the Louisiana Music Educators Association State Convention, and at numerous regional horn workshops. Boldin holds positions with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and Monroe Symphony Orchestra. His debut solo recording, Jan Koetsier: Music for Horn, was released in 2013 on the MSR Classics Label, and has been critically praised for “superb playing…on an extraordinarily high level of both technique and communicative abilities.” (Fanfare Magazine). His articles have been published in The Instrumentalist Magazine and The Horn Call: The Journal of the International Horn Society, and his musical arrangements have been published by Cimarron Music Press, the International Horn Society, and Stainer & Bell, Ltd. Boldin earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Appalachian State University.