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Mr. James Shaw

Mr. James Shaw

Position: Part - Time Faculty
Office: RiverCenter 1600
Phone: 706-649-7225
E-mail: shaw_james1@columbusstate.edu

James W. Shaw holds a BME from Valdosta State University, MST from Georgia Southern University and his EdS from Columbus State University. Mr. Shaw recently retired in May 2015 after 34 years in public school education as a high school band director. His first position from 1981 until 1991 was in the Appling County School system in southeast Georgia where he served as both junior high and high school director. From 1991 until 2015 he served as director of bands at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. He has served as adjudicator in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina in both concert and marching band festivals and competitions. He was selected Georgia Music Educator of the year in 2010 and Georgia Music Educators Volunteer of the year in 2011. He is past GA president of the National Band Director’s Fraternity Phi Beta Mu. His is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha and an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma. Mr. Shaw and his wife of 33 years, Julia Nell have three children.  Catheryn Shaw, a graduate of Columbus State Schwob School of Music; who is currently a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Claire Fermin who is married to Jeremy Fermin, director of bands at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, GA.  And Jim Shaw who is currently a music major at Auburn University.