James Mauk has served as a conductor, clinician, and soloist throughout the US and abroad. He is the founder & artistic director of Carolina Choral Artists, a chamber choir based in eastern NC that specializes in music of living composers. He has performed as a tenor and countertenor with Madison Choral Project, Kantorei KC, Norfolk Festival Chamber Choir, Missouri Choral Artists, Te Deum Antiqua, and KC VITAs. James appears in a number of recordings through GIA, Walton Music, and CORO Music Publishers and is active in the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
James holds a Master’s degree in choral conducting from Missouri State University where he studied conducting with Cameron LaBarr and voice with Chris Thompson, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from East Carolina University, studying conducting under Andrew Crane and voice with Rachel Copeland. He completed additional studies at ECU in vocal pedagogy and conducting under Jami Rhodes and James Franklin. James served as assistant director of the Greenville Choral Society Concert Choir & New Carolina Sinfonia in 2018-2019 and the associate choral director at Lee’s Summit High School in Lee’s Summit, MO from 2016-2018 where he team-taught a program of over 300 singers. In 2019, James served as a guest conductor with the Missouri State Chamber Choir Ireland Tour where they performed in the Limerick Choral Festival. Currently, James resides in Madison, WI where he serves as the tenor soloist at Grace Episcopal Church.