Early Childhood Department (Accompanist): Instrumental and Vocal Department (Piano, Accompanist)
James Sheppard is a versatile musician living on the upper east of Manhattan. As a pianist and vocalist, James has performed in Carnegie's Weill and Zankel Recital Halls, The Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn's National Sawdust, Madison Square Garden, The Abrons Art Center, The NYU Skirball Center, The Brooklyn Bowl and Bohemian National Hall to name a few.
James is the house musician for Sasha Velour's show Nightgowns. He also composes for the Bridge Arts Ensemble, where his original children's concert Help Us Compose a Song! Has traveled to over fifty school districts in the Adirondacks. His musical The Lady Winifred and Didi Show was named “Wonderfully original” from NY-Theater-Now. James has also been commissioned by The Emerald Trio and NYC based string orchestra Shattered Glass.
He currently works as a teaching artist at the Diller-Quaile School, the 92Y and the Saint Thomas Choir School. James also works as a Tenor vocalist for the Schola Cantorum at the Church of Saint Vincent-Ferrer.
James graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a BM and MM in Classical Composition under the Jay Rubinton Scholarship.