James A. Cornfoot serves on the music faculty at Rhodes College where he teaches music appreciation, a course designed to give non-music majors an introductory survey of music history. He has conducted the Rhodes Women′s Chorus and also acts as Assistant Conductor for the Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale, which recently gave its spring performance, "Two Faces of the Sacred." James is also an alumnus of the Rhodes College Department of Music where he studied piano with Dr. Tom Bryant, voice with Drs. Diane Clark and Sean Cooper, and conducting with Dr. Tim Sharp. In May of 2010, he completed a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at School of Music, Theater, and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied conducting with Drs. Carole Ott and Welborn Young and voice with Dr. Nancy Walker. In addition to his teaching duties at Rhodes, James serves as the Director of Music Ministries for First Presbyterian Church in Hernando, Mississippi. He recently returned from Washington DC where he acted as Assistant Conductor for the annual Rhodes Singers tour with performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Cathedral.