Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
B.M. in Performance: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.M. in Performance: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
D.M.A. in Solo Flute Performance: Arizona State University
Dr. Kortney James teaches flute, flute choir, and beginning piano lab at St. Norbert College . Previously, she taught flute as an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Arizona State University. Dr. James also taught at The Arizona School for the Arts for four years.
An active performer and recitalist, Kortney maintains a high community profile in outreach concerts and clinics for schools as a soloist/teacher and with the Bay Winds Woodwind Quintet. She enjoys numerous performances for the St. Norbert Abbey as well as the Heritage Concert Series, and collaborative performances with other faculty. Dr. James performed as a featured guest with the SNC Chamber Singers at the WSMA Conference in 2011 both on flute and bass flute and was a guest soloist with the Wind Ensemble in 2011. A frequent adjudicator for concerto and scholarship competitions in Northeast Wisconsin, Dr. James enjoys hearing young players working at their highest potential.
Since moving to Wisconsin in 2006, she has played often with both the Fox Valley Symphony and Green Bay Symphony Orchestras, and played principal with the Central Wisconsin Symphony during their 2012-2013 season. While living in Arizona, she performed regularly with the Arizona Opera Orchestra and enjoyed a successful free-lance career.
Kortney performed in solo master class courses for Jeanne Baxtresser in New York and William Bennett in England. She won concerto competitions at the Brevard Music Festival for two consecutive summers and won similar competitions at all three of her college degree institutions.