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Dr. James Cochran B.

Director of Music

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church

Direct Phone: (239) ***-**** ext. ***       

Email: j***@***.org

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 fellowship of more than 1,000 active and affiliate members, serving residents of North Naples an ... more

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Employment History

Director of the Philharmonic Center Chorals, Organist
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church

Founding Director
Philharmonic Center for the Arts

Founder and Director
Philharmonic Center for the Arts

Resident Organist
Naples Philharmonic

Director of Chorales
Naples Philharmonic


Philharmonic Youth Chorale

Naples Philharmonic


bachelor's degree
Susquehanna University

master's degree

Eastman School of Music

doctorate of musical arts

Eastman School of Music

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Star Bios - United Arts Council of Collier County

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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.

Columnists: Children asked to bring friend to church

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James Cochran will have a free organ concert at 4 p.m., Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.Cochran is director of the Philharmonic Center Chorals, organist at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples and organist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

For details, call 334-8937.
New worship times

The Bellows, September, 2007

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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.

Naples Daily News: Religion

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James Cochran, director of the Naples Philharmonic Chorale will play the organ at 4 p.m.A free-will offering will be received.Information: 498-7602.

"Thrilling" is how Jim ...

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"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:

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