Sunderman Conservatory of Music

James Day

Associate Professor
Director of the Sunderman Conservatory



B.M. in Performance, North Carolina School of the Arts
M.M., Eastman School of Music
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Dr. James M. Day is Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Gettysburg College. Day joined Gettysburg College in July 2018.

As a teacher and scholar, Day has served as a guest professor at Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany and as an Endeavor Award fellow at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne, Australia.  His performances and presentations have spanned venues across North America, Europe, and Australia.  Moreover, Soundboard, Clear Note, and Albany Records have featured his work in publications.

Previously, Day served as Assistant Dean for the School of the Arts and Communication at The College of New Jersey from 2011 – 2018. In this role, he enhanced the school’s interdisciplinary collaborations, strengthened the institution’s connection with the local community, and helped TCNJ earn accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In addition, Day led guitar studies at TCNJ from 1997-2014 and served as Interim Dean of the School of the Arts and Communication in 2017. He has also held positions at Rider University and New York Summer Music Festival.

Day earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance from North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.


James Day