James Borchers

Art Discipline: 
Somerville, MA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 2, 2010 to Aug 13, 2010

James Borchers is a composer and percussionist in a variety of settings. His many performances include Storm King Music Festival, Bang on a can marathon, Ballet Hispanico, New York Youth Symphony and Operamission. As a composer , he has written for a wide range of media including orchestral and chamber music, electronic music, and opera and music theater. His works have been performed by many talented musicians including the New York Youth Symphony, the ICE ensemble, Sospiro Winds, the Ebony Strings Quartet and American Opera Projects. He has been a composition fellow in numerous programs including the Wellesley Composers Conference and the Tanglewood Music Center. He holds a Bachelors degree in music performance from the University of Nebraska and two Masters Degrees in both music performance and composition from the Aaron Copland School of music at Queens College in New York. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in composition at Brandeis University. He is also on the faculty at Middlesex Community College teaching percussion and music technology.