James Lubrano has served as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at The College of New Jersey since 2004. He has also served in this capacity for the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association (NJ-ACDA); Collegiate, High School, and Elementary All-State Choral Festivals; the New Jersey Governor’s School of the Arts; the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) State Conference; NJMEA All-State Mixed and Treble Chorus; and the following ensembles of Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA): High School Mixed and Treble Chorus, Intermediate and Elementary Treble Chorus. He currently accompanies the Celebration Singers, Princeton Girlchoir’s Eighth Notes and Cantores, the choirs at Edison, Hillsborough, Somerville and Woodbridge High Schools, as well as TCNJ choirs.
Mr. Lubrano recently premiered Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Henry Leck. He has coached Broadway performers and soloists of the Metropolitan Opera, and has prepared and performed with various ensembles at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He has performed in the UNICEF/Steinway “Peace Piano” World Tour Showcase, the Colorado College Summer Chamber Music Festival, and Lied Austria International. Mr. Lubrano performed at the 69th Annual Midwest Clinic with the Eastern Wind Symphony, and the 2016 ACDA Eastern Division Conference with the New Jersey Youth Chorus. He has also served as Music Director and accompanist for nearly 150 musical theater productions.
Mr. Lubrano holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where he studied with Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics from The College of New Jersey.