James DeVoll

Faculty

Adjunct Instructor of Flute, Flute Choir in Music and Music - Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Dr. James DeVoll joined the faculty of Gustavus in the fall of 2011, where he teaches flute and directs the flute choir. He has appeared on concerts and recitals throughout the United States and Europe. Locally, he has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Oratorio Society of Minnesota, Mill City Summer Opera, Music St. Croix, and has worked with dozens of composers on the premieres of over 50 works. In Europe, he spent two summers participating in the Centre Acanthes festival for contemporary music in France. Other performances have included venues in England, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, and throughout France. He has also performed at the National Flute Conventions in New York City and in Kansas City, where he was a winner of the 2008 Convention Performers Competition. In addition to Gustavus, Dr. DeVoll teaches at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Previously he has been on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Hamline University, the University of Minnesota-Morris, and has served as President of the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA). 

Originally from Dallas, TX, James studied at Yale, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and the University of Minnesota. Additional studies were in France, where he obtained a diplôme from the Conservatoire Internationale d’Été, in Nice. His principal teachers include Julia Bogorad–Kogan, Ransom Wilson, and Bradley Garner, as well as major influences from Immanuel Davis, Sophie Cherrier, and Mario Caroli. Before moving to Minnesota, James was the Chair of the Music Department at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, a private boarding High School for the arts in California. 

Areas of Expertise

Flute and Flute Choir


Courses Taught

MUS-181 (Flute Choir), MUS-249 (Flute), and MUS-349 (Flute)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-249 Piccolo 32 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-181 Flute Choir 30 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-349 Flute 28 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-184 Woodwind Ensemble 2 2013/FA
MUS-336 Woodwind Techniques 1 2017/FA