James Rimington

Affiliate Instructor, Voice

Constance Hall 323


Dr. James Rimington, Adjunct Professor of Music Education and Voice graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Music Education.  He also earned a masters degree and PhD  from the University of Illinois.  He has taught music education at all grade levels including several public K-12 Illinois schools, Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois, and served as Music Education Chair at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia.  Professionally, Dr. Rimington has served as President of the Illinois Music Educators Association and has held several offices within the organization.

Dr. Rimington is in demand as a music festival conductor and judge throughout the Midwest. He has written numerous articles including a report on the use of technology in music education in Illinois schools, published in the MENC Journal of Music Education Research.  He also has presented many workshops and clinics in both Illinois and Georgia and has received numerous awards for his teaching.  His PhD included research in the area of program evaluation.

Dr. Rimington currently resides in Pekin, Illinois with his wife, Jill who also teaches music in the Pekin Public Schools.  He is currently the Director of Music at the Pekin Grace Methodist Church.