After thirteen years as a music educator and over thirty years as a music store owner and piano technician, James has retired to just being a composer, musician and private music teacher. During that time he also was an organist at numerous churches in the Northern VA area, and performed with various choruses and orchestras. He has recently completed five years as principal Organist/Accompanist at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainseville, Va and simultaneously at Haymarket Baptist Church in Haymarket, VA. These dual positions have led to interesting musical experiences. His recent choral and instrumental compositions and arrangements are now available from JWPepper.com.