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Composer , writer , arts association administrator

James McCullough, American composer, writer, retired arts association administrator. Recipient Pride in Performance award, Governor Massachusetts, 1998.


McCullough, James was born on February 2, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of William J. McCullough and Maggie McMoore.


Bachelor of Science in Museum, Virginia State University. Postgraduate, New England Conservatory Music.


Head Curriculum Research Center Boston State College (now University Massachusetts), 1967—1995. Senior arts administrator music, literature & folk life Massachusetts Council Arts, Humanities & Sciences (now Massachusetts Cultural Council), 1996—2002. Retired, 2003

Director music publications Amarilli Press, Boston, 1965—1990.

Soloist, composer-in-residence Old South Church, Boston, 1971—1982. Literature consultant Adult Literacy Resource Institute, Boston, 1990—1995.


  • Other Work

    • Stage director: Cambridge Opera Company, 1965-1967.


Panel member music theater and opera National Endowment Arts, Washington, 1992. Chorus board Handel & Haydn Society, Boston, 1970—1973. Board directors Strand Theatre, 1995—1998.

Member of American Choral Directors Association, American Society Composers, Authors and Publications, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Mu Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Collecting books, CDs, DVDs of choral and chamber music.


William J. McCullough

Maggie McMoore