James Greeson is a Professor of Composition and Music Theory in the Department of Music at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He received his doctorate in composition from the University of Wisconsin and MM and BM from the University of Utah (Magna cum Laude). His compositions have been published by Cor Publishing, Willis Music and SeeSaw Publishers.In recent years he has focused on composing soundtracks to documentaries for public television and has completed nine of them, which have been broadcast in both the U. S. and Canda. In 2009 he was awarded an Emmy for his score for the PBS documentary, "The Buffalo Flows." Two other soundtracks have been nominated for Emmy awards. His Fantasy for Fi ve Players, (1984) commissioned by the Da Capo Chamber Players, has been heard by that group in performances at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space in New York City, and around the country. His Trees of Arkansas, (1987) for soprano and orchestra, has been performed in Arkansas, Kansas and Bolivia. In 1983 he was selected as one of three finalists in the Music Teachers National Association's "Composer of the Year" competition for his Piano Fantasy, which was commissioned by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association. In 1979 he was the first place winner in the St. Louis "Forum fo Composers" competition, and in 1978 he was first place MIssouri winner in the Missouri Contemporary Music Composition competition. Contra, a composition for solo doublebass has been recorded on Crystal Records by bassist Daniel Gwyn.