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Guest artist James McQuillen visits RMC to perform and offer masterclass November 5-6james

BILLINGS, November 2, 2015 – Rocky Mountain College will host guest artist James McQuillen on November 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., in Losekamp Hall on the RMC campus. McQuillen will be playing the piano for a cabaret and American Songbook recital titled, “Infinite Joy,” accompanied by soprano and RMC music instructor Lynell Kruckeberg. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

McQuillen will return on November 6, at 4:00 p.m., to give an afternoon masterclass for singers from the RMC music and theater departments. The masterclass will be held in Losekamp Hall, and is free and open to the public.

James McQuillen is a music director, pianist, teacher, and arranger based in Dallas, TX. His theatre work includes Whodunit at the York Theatre Company, The Girl of 10,000 Smiles at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and productions of Grey GardensLittle Shop of Horrors[title of show]EvitaMaster Class, and many others. He toured as music director of 3 Redneck Tenors, and has produced and music directed two concerts for the Crested Butte Music Festival. 

James’s cabaret work with various artists has garnered raves and sold-out houses, and he appears as pianist and arranger on Diana Sheehan’s Nobody’s Hart: The Lyrics of Lorenz Hart (Quiver and Bow Records), with whom he is working on a new collection of songs by Jerome Kern. He is co-artistic director of Front Line Cabaret, where he curates a full season of cabaret in addition to acting as music director and (sometimes) singer. James is thrilled to be back in Montana after working on Rimrock Opera’s recent La traviata, and teaching and music directing for Summerfest 2013.