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Faculty Profiles: Jenkins, James

This guide provides information on Bethune-Cookman University faculty, including their research interests, accomplishments and activities, and brief biographical details.

James Jenkins

Brief Biographical Sketch

Mr. James Jenkins serves as an Assistant Professor of Music at Bethune-Cookman University. He is the Executive Director/founder of the nonprofit organization Body and Soul – The Art of Healing and works with health care providers to provide the gift of music to patients. He is also the founder and Director of the improvisational chamber group “Symbiosis”.
Mr. Jenkins’ prior experience includes 17 seasons as performer, teacher, and Director of Artistic Personnel with the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC. He also served as the Principal Tubist with the Alabama Symphony for 10 years, along with holding faculty positions at several Colleges and Universities in the US. He was engaged as performer and Personnel Manager with the Naples Philharmonic for two seasons and completed five seasons as Principal Tubist with the Santa Fe Opera and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Jenkins has performed as a Chamber Musician and Soloist and has been heard in numerous solo recitals, concerto performances with orchestra, and live radio broadcast. His recent Orchestral performances include European tours with the Boston Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. He can be heard on the CBS, EMI, and Crystal recording labels.
Mr. Jenkins received his Bachelor of Applied Music degree from the University of Miami.