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Dr. James B. Cochran

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Director of Music

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd.
Naples , Florida 34110
United States

Company Description: Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church offers numerous opportunities for worship, mission, education and fellowship. The Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church of Naples is a...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Philharmonic Youth Chorale


  • bachelor's degree , music
    Susquehanna University
  • master's degree
    Eastman School of Music
  • doctorate of musical arts
    Eastman School of Music
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Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church - Naples FL: Staff, 21 Jan 2015 [cached]
DR. JAMES B. COCHRAN Director of Music 239- 597-5410, x312
James Cochran is founder and ..., 10 Nov 2014 [cached]
James Cochran is founder and director of the Philharmonic Center Chorale. He is the resident organist for the Naples Philharmonic Center, and is the director of the Philharmonic Youth Chorale. He also serves as the director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. James organizes the annual Naples Organ Festival, and teaches and mentors many young local performers.
The Bellows, September, 2007, 1 Sept 2007 [cached]
The Choir will be conducted by Dr. James Cochran. (An organ recital, presented by Dr. Cochran, will precede Evensong at 4:00.)
We welcome Dr. James Cochran once again this year as our guest clinician for a Choral Workshop with the St. Dunstan Choir (September 28-30). Jim is the director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida. He is also the founding director of the Philharmonic Center Chorale and Philharmonic Center Youth Chorale, two auditioned groups that perform with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he is the Resident Organist of the Center, and performs frequently with the orchestra. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (New York).
The Evensong on Sunday afternoon will round out a full weekend of activities, during which Jim, Steve, and the Choir will rehearse and work extensively together.
"Thrilling" is how Jim ... [cached]
"Thrilling" is how Jim Cochran, director of chorales for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, describes it. The oratorio, he said, is a dramatic piece that needs strong voices in all its statements.
"I think it really filled out the four sections that are needed for 'Elijah,' " he observed.
Cochran says the three choirs have quickly meshed.
The oratorio is in English, he added, and lucid enunciation has been a given. What he heard at the first meeting, he said, made him feel confident audiences will understand it:
He conducted the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 in Berlin," Cochran agreed.
"I put him up on a pedestal. Because of its broad requirements, he and Mester both say the audience may not be so familiar with "Elijah," but Cochran thinks they should get ready for some thrills:
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church - Naples FL: Staff, 24 May 2013 [cached]
DR. JAMES B. COCHRAN Director of Music (239) 597-5410, ext. 212
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