James Boldin is Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana Monroe, and maintains a diverse career as an educator and performer. He is active as a soloist and chamber musician, and holds positions with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and Monroe Symphony Orchestra. As an advocate for new music, Boldin has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions. He has authored two books, Solo Training for Horn and Solo Training Duets for Horns, published dozens of articles, reviews, and musical arrangements, and currently serves as Publications Editor for The International Horn Society. He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist (jamesboldin.com).