James R. McCutcheon, M.M.
Adjunct Professor, Classical Guitar
M085D Creative Arts Center
Jim McCutcheon, faculty associate in guitar, is listed on the Ohio Arts Council Touring Roster. He holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Dayton, a B.M. in guitar performance and a M.M. in Music Education from Wright State University, and has taught at WSU since 1978..Because of his college teaching career, his extensive work with schoolchildren K-12 and the success of his music store/teaching facility, McCutcheon Music, which features over 50 professional music teachers for hundreds of students each week, Jim was awarded the 2017 Ohio Goveror's Award for the Arts in Arts Education.
In 1991, he was the first recipient of the WSU Music Department Distinguished Alumni Award for his achievements as a musician, music teacher, and arts advocate. He also received the 1992 School of Graduate Studies Outstanding Alumni Award.
He received two Montgomery County Culture Works Individual Artist Fellowships for composition, a Parents’ Choice Foundation Silver Award for his CD “A Day with the Guitar Man,” a Muse Machine Prism Award and he was inducted as a Sigma Alpha Iota Friend of the Arts. He is completing his thirds CD for children, "Guitar Man Goes to School," with the help of a Culture Works grant.
He has written several method books for guitar instruction, numerous compositions, and several articles for guitar journals in the USA and England. He currently reviews recordings for Soundboard, the quarterly publication of the Guitar Foundation of America, and he has produced a weekly classical guitar program, “The Intimate Guitar,” on Dayton Public Radio for over thirty years. He is Guitar Advisor to the National Federation of Music Clubs, and past president of the Dayton Classical Guitar Society.
Go to Jim's website for more information.