James Shrader is an educator, composer, and author. In previous lives he has been an opera singer, a choral and orchestral conductor, a stage director, a church musician, a university professor and administrator, a public address announcer, and a master voice teacher. He is a dedicated husband, father, and soon-to-be grandfather! He was educated in Berwick, PA (birthplace), Peoria, IL (Bradley University), Cleveland, OH (The Cleveland Institute of Music), and Lubbock, TX (Texas Tech University). Work has taken him to many of these same places as well as Akron, OH, Stillwater, OK, Alva, OK, and Valdosta, GA (current). He has organized and conducted concerts in England, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Germany.