James E. Weber Jr. is an active musician in the New York/ Philadelphia tri state area. His rich and varied career started as a student at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, and has taken him around the world for performances in major concerts halls and cathedrals. Mr. Weber’s love of teaching has manifested in the many students he has taught and mentored as Director of the Lakeland Chorale and Chamber Singers for 11 years. This high school choral program in Northern New Jersey, under Mr. Weber’s leadership, had risen to national and international prominence. Students from both his choral program and private studio have gone on to be accepted into major conservatories and schools of music in the United States, including Westminster Choir College, Eastman School of Music, Berklee College of Music, the Juilliard School, AMDA, The Peabody Conservatory, among many others. Mr. Weber is an active published composer, and a member of ASCAP, his compositions have been performed and recorded by professional ensembles, including those at Westminster Choir College. As a performer, Mr Weber has had the distinction of being a very frequent performer at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, where he works as a musical contractor hiring musicians for professional performances in these and other venues. He has music directed/accompanied many musicals in the NY/NJ area, and has served as accompanist for professional auditions for Broadway shows. He has undertaken several national tours as a singer and musician, including tours with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Charlotte Church, among others. Mr Weber’s professional television credits include several Christmas Day performances on NBC’s Today Show, Live from Lincoln Center, and Great Performances, as well as Christmas performances on local New York stations. He is currently Adjunct Faculty at Westminster Choir College, Rider University, and staff accompanist at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He continues to maintain an active and extensive performance schedule.