A Former Student of Ours- James Linahon

Sometimes a teacher is lucky enough to have known students who eventually excel in music and this fine gentleman is certainly a fine example of one of our success stories. Although Jim never studied trumpet with me, I was fortunate enough to have had him in my classes and was able to see this young, gifted man develop into a leading musician not only in performance, but also in composition as well as the recording industry.

I have included just a few of his accomplishments since leaving our University.

• North Texas State University, Masters Music, Denton, Texas, 1975
• University of Northern Iowa, BA Music, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1973
• UCLA Film, Los Angeles, CA, AVID & Pro Tools Engineering, 1983
• Downbeat, Jazz Album of the Year (College Category), 1979
• Epcot Center Disneyworld, Music Producer, 1982
• Grammy Nomination, Best Jazz Album, 1983
• Grammy, Best Film Soundtrack, 1984
• Downbeat , Best Soundtrack Television, 1985
• Statue of Liberty Re-Opening Celebration, Music Producer, 1986
• Grammy Nomination, Best Classical Recording (Engineer), 1988
• Grammy Nomination, Best Classical Recording (Orchestral), 1992
• Emmy Nomination, Best Childrens Film, 1995
• U.S. State Department, United States Cultural Ambassador, 1996
• Grammy Nomination, Best Jazz Recording (Big Band), 1998
• Grammy Nomination, Best Classical Recording (Small Ensemble), 2001
• Grammy Nomination, Sound Mixing, 2003
• Grammy Nomination, Producer of the Year, 2005

Enjoy watching Jim at work in this recent recording session.

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.