Professor James Barnes teaches in both the Music History and Music Theory-Composition divisions at the University of Kansas. At KU he served as Assistant, and later Associate Director of Bands for 27 years. His numerous publications for concert band and orchestra are performed in the United States, Europe, and the Pacific Basin. He has twice received the American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award for outstanding band composition, and is also the recipient of many other prizes and awards. He has recorded three CDs of his music with the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and has completed a CD of his works with Koeninklijke Kapel (The Queen's Royal Military Band) in the Netherlands. He travels extensively as a guest composer, conductor, and lecturer throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Taiwan.