A complete resume is available upon request.
James Gilbert is professional musician, specializing in accompanying, solo performing and teaching music. His primary instruments are piano and pipe-organ. He is also a composer, arranger, orchestrator and music typesetter. He has been involved in music education, including public schools and private music instruction, as well as church music. He has worked as a freelance piano teacher, pipe organist, pianist, accompanist, choir director, orchestra director, handbell director and various other church music jobs. He has also been a high-school music teacher, music consultant for performing arts magnet schools and an arranger/composer. He is proficient in all styles of music, from classical to pop/rock to jazz, and is an excellent sight-reader. He is also a nationally published arranger having been published by such publishers as Theodore Presser, Triune (Lorenz), and Broadman Press (Lifeway) and others. Music from his website has been bought by persons from Singapore to Europe and everywhere between. He has released several albums and singles and has been accompanist (keyboards) and co-producer on 4 additional CD recordings.
On the computer side of things, he maintains or founded several web sites and has done much with computers. He was the founder of the award winning web site from the early days of the world-wide-web, The Gilbert Links. He also maintains this web site which lists hundreds of arrangements or compositions he has written. See Main Page for further details. At one point, he helped his parents build their dream home (see some pictures) - a home they built without the help of contractors. (That website is no longer maintained and may not be available at this time).
James is or has been a member of various professional organizations including: several church music groups; area music teacher associations and the American Guild of Organists (AGO). He has led classes at and been very involved in various summer workshops. James has also voluntered in the community when able playing at various locations, including the VA hospital.
Would you believe there are two or three people in the church music and music publishing business with the name James Gilbert? Well, this one might not be the one you think it is. For one thing, he has no association with and knows nothing about Maranatha Music, Maranatha Singers or Maranatha Choir. Another thing is that he did not write that praise chorus from the 1970's that is very popular.
For further information, including information about hiring him as an accompanist, piano teacher, pianist, pipe organist, or solo performer (including weddings, funerals, and social events), please contact James by using the Contact form