Singer, conductor and teacher James Weaver has been a frequent performer with many of the finest orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America and Europe. As a young singer Mr. Weaver’s interest in Early Music led him to Amsterdam, where he studied with Dutch Baritone Max van Egmond, receiving a performance degree from the Sweelinck Conservatory in 1988. Since then he has performed with many of the world’s finest period instrument ensembles, including Collegium Vocale Ghent, Academy of the Begienhoff, the Orpheus Band, The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Dryden Ensemble, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Seattle and Portland Baroque Orchestras, New York Pro Musica, the Baltimore Consort, The Newberry Consort, Columbus Consort, and the Ricercar Consort, Joshua Rifkin and The Bach Ensemble, Jeffrey Thomas and the American Bach Soloists, Kenneth Slowik and the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the San Francisco Bach Choir, Bethlehem Bach Choir, and the Washington Bach Cons ort. A sought-after interpreter of Lieder, Mr. Weaver has collaborated with Dalton Baldwin, Kenneth Slowik, and Joanne Kong, most recently in recitals of the great Schumann songcycles, Dichterliebe, Op. 48, and Liederkreis, Op. 24 and 39. He has made numerous recordings with the American Bach Soloists on Koch International and can also be heard on the Dorian, Smithsonian, Channel Classics, Ricercar, Newport Classics, and Loft labels. Mr. Weaver is an active teacher and choral conductor. A co-founder and former director of The College of William & Mary’s Early Music Ensemble, he has conducted vocal and instrumental ensemble performances featured at the Longy International Baroque Institute, the Early Music Athenaeum at Rutgers University, the San Francisco Early Music Society Summer Workshops, as well as at numerous choral workshops and master classes around the country. He has been on the music faculty of The College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, and Longwood University. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Richmond, where he has taught since 2002, and music director of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in historic Williamsburg, VA, where he has served for 23 years. Mr. Weaver teaches voice techniques at CNU.