Dr. James Armstrong,

    Director of Choirs, Associate Professor of Music


James Armstrong, Jr., Director of Choirs and Associate Professor of Music, received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied conducting and voice with Robert Fountain. Before coming to the College of William & Mary, Professor Armstrong held faculty appointments at Mount Holyoke College, Vassar College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests range from eighteenth-century Viennese sacred music to historically-informed performance. At present he is compiling a thematic catalog of the complete Esterházy sacred music collection, which is housed today partly in Eisenstadt, Austria and partly in Budapest, Hungary. Recent publications include a seminal article on music at the court of Nicolaus II Esterházy that appeared in connection with an exhibition in Compičgne, France (2007) devoted to Nicolaus as a patron of the arts in Europe. In 2009 Professor Armstrong contributed an article to the catalog of the international bicentennial exhibition in Eisenstadt, Austria commemorating the death of Joseph Haydn. Professor Armstrong is active as both a clinician and adjudicator.

You may contact the Dr. Armstrong at the following address: jiarms at wm dot edu