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Dr. Boldin performed with members of Black Bayou Brass at the International Trombone Festival and the 50th International Horn Symposium (Summer 2018).

Black Bayou Brass IHS
(L to R: James Boldin, Tracy Bedgood, Adam Johnson) Photo by Christina Cavitt

Black Bayou Brass ITF
(L to R: James Boldin, Tracy Bedgood, Jeremy Marks)

Dr. Boldin had a busy summer, performing at the 2nd annual New Music on the Bayou Festival, the 25th International Women's Brass Conference, recording a CD of music for soprano, horn, and piano by Eurico Carrapatoso, and teaching horn at Applachian State University's Cannon Music Camp. (Summer 2017)


Dr. Boldin and other ULM faculty (Dr. Claire Vangelisti, soprano and Dr. Richard Seiler, piano) recently performed Gina Gillie's To the Seasons for Voice, Horn, and Piano at the 48th International Horn Symposium in Ithaca New York, and he also published Solo Training for Horn with Mountain Peak Music.

Solo training for horn

Trio Melange

Dr. Boldin and Dr. Jaymee Haefner performed the premire of Gary Schocker's In Arkadia, a new composition for horn and harp, at the 47th International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, CA.

Members of the 2015 Northeast Louisiana Horn Ensemble (Backstage after our spring concert.)

2014 Northeast Louisiana Horn Ensemble, James Boldin, Director



Black Bayou Brass, Resident Faculty Brass Ensemble, Performing at the 2014 International Women's Brass Conference


2013 Northeast Louisiana Horn Ensemble, James Boldin, Director (Photo by Susan W. Rogers)



Dr. Boldin recently performed at the 44th International Horn Symposium in Denton, TX, and at Mahidol University in Thailand.

Below: Performing Jan Koetsier's Sonata for Horn and Harp, Op. 94 at the 44th International Horn Symposium. Dr. Jaymee Haefner performs on harp.


Below: Pictures from the recent Black Bayou Brass performance and master class at Mahidol University in Thailand (L to R, James Boldin, Micah Everett, Alex Noppe).


Below: Master class with horn students at Mahidol University.


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Check out the Studio Resources page or click the links below for Youtube videos covering several horn maintenance topics.

1) Oiling Rotary Valves

2) Stringing Rotary Valves

3) Removing Rotary Valves

Visit the Guide to the Brass Quintet for excerpts, recordings, and much more information on frequently performed brass quintet works!

To request more information about the music program at ULM or to set up a free trial horn lesson, contact Dr. Boldin.

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Dr. James Boldin


Office Phone: 318-342-1591






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