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James Litton is regarded as one of America’s best known choral conductors. He is also highly regarded as a specialist in children’s choral techniques, a teacher and scholar, and a church musician and organist. He has conducted choral and orchestral works and presented seminars and workshops throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.Dr. Litton conducted The American Boychoir based in Trenton, NJ, on tours to forty-nine states and twelve nations performing more than 2,000 concerts during his fourteen-year tenure as music director. He has been Organist and Director of Music at Trinity Church, Princeton, NJ, and St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. He has been a member of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Church Music, and was a contributing member of the committee which produced the Episcopal Hymnal of 1982. Dr. Litton has edited several books and collections of liturgical music and has published more than fifty articles in professional journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music, one of five Americans to receive this honor. Following his retirement from The American Boychoir School, he has served as interim Music Director of Washington National Cathedral and of the St. Olaf College Choir. During recent seasons, he has conducted and lectured at the Berkshire Choral Festival and at festivals in Latvia, France, Poland, Taiwan, South Korea, and South Africa.