247 Hulsey Center
Teaching Interests: Trumpet, Conducting
Office Hours: By appointment
- BME, University of Wisconsin-LaCross, Music Education
- MM, East Carolina University, Trumpet Performance
- DMA, University of Illinois, Major in Trumpet Performance, Minor in Wind Conducting
Dr. James Zingara's responsibilities include applied trumpet and brass methods, coaching and conducting brass ensembles, performing with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and coordinating the annual UAB Brass Symposium. He has performed in 32 states as well as England, Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Singapore and China. From 1989-1996 he served as principal cornet/trumpet soloist with the US Air Force Heritage of America Band.
Former positions include the Northwest Florida Symphony, National Symphonic Winds, Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, and the Cheyenne Symphony. He has recorded on the Telarc, Zephyr, Capstone, and Mark labels, including a Grammy Award-winning CD in 1994.
Dr. Zingara's principal teachers include Michael Ewald, John Aley, Britton Theurer, Manny Laureano, Charles Schlueter, and David Baldwin. He currently represents Bach Trumpets as a performing artist/clinician and also serves as a trumpet faculty member at Blue Lake International Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan.