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Curriculum Vitae

James P. Waller, Instructor of Music

555 Cicero Drive
San Antonio, TX 78218

Education | Teaching Experience | Professional Experience | Publishing | Web Design

Jingle Production | Engineering/Producing | Composing | Band Member | Studio Musician

Arranging | Bandleader | Performances | Professional Associations | Computer Skills


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

2005 – 2006
Master of Science in Music Technology Program (in progress)

  • Completed  9 credit hours with 4.0 GPA

Audio Engineering Institute

Certificate in Modern Recording Techniques I

  • Engineering Studies with Grammy Award winning Engineer, Marius Perron III

University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition

  • Composition and Orchestration Studies with British composer Gordon Crosse,   American composer Edward Applebaum, and Scottish composer Thea Musgrave
  • Electronic Music Studies with Douglas Scott

California State University, Fresno

CSU Jazz Ensemble

  • Second chair trombone

Private Studies

  • Trombone with Larry Sutherland

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Famous Arrangers Clinic

  • Private study, big band jazz arranging with Billy Byers

UNLV Jazz Ensemble

  • First chair trombone, one semester

California State University, Fresno

1960 - 1964
Vocal Music Major, Radio - TV Minor

Private Study

1954 - 1955
Music Composition with Mildred Couper

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Teaching Experience:

University of the Incarnate Word

2005 – Present
Instructor of Music

  • Intro to Music Industry Studies
  • Music Industry Studies II
  • Music Industry Studies Internship
  • Studio Arranging
  • UIW Jazz Ensemble, Director
  • Record Production
  • Web Design for Music Applications
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Film Scoring
  • Electronic Music Composition
  • McNair Scholarship Program Mentor
  • Student – Jacqueline Sotelo

2001- 2005
Adjunct Instructor

  • Intro to Music Industry Studies
  • Music Industry Studies II
  • Studio Arranging
  • Private Instruction in Electronic Music Composition
  • Private Instruction in Web Design
  • McNair Scholarship Program Mentor
  • Student - Burgundywoods Rodriguez

Adjunct Instructor

  • Electronic Music Composition

Digital Image Recording Studio

1986 - 1988
Private Instructor

  • Audio Recording Techniques
  • Arranging
  • Midi Sequencing

Santa Barbara Community College

Adjunct Instructor  
Held California Community College Teaching Credential, partial fulfillment

  • Jazz Arranging and Composition 
  • SBCC Jazz Ensemble, Director 
  • SBCC Continuing Education Jazz Ensemble, Director

Professional Experience: 

2003 - Present
Owner, Digital Image Publishing, ASCAP

2000 - Present
Owner, Digital Image Pro Web Design and Hosting - http://www.digitalimagepro.com

  • Eighteen commercial sites designed and hosted
  • Awards
  • 2003 - Communicator Print Media “Award of Distinction” for web design, Bobby Flores http://www.bobbyflores.com
  • 2003 - Communicator Print Media “Award of Distinction” for web design, South Texas Prime Boot http://www.shiplerboots.com

1987 - Present
Jingle Composer/Producer


  • 2003 - Color Express
  • 2002 - Chevy New Braunfels
  • 2000 - Ernesto’s Jewelry Factory
  • 1999 - The Communication Source
  • 1999 - Quick Align
  • 1989 - Magic 105 FM
  • 1997 - Too Good To Be Threw
  • 1994 - Kraft Mobiletel
  • 1987 - Metro Mitsubishi


  • 2001 - Communicator Crystal Award, “Discount Car & Truck Rentals”, international company,  offices in Canada, Australia, Egypt & U.S.
  • 1999 - Communicator  Crystal Award, “Becker Motor Company”
  • 1998 - Communicator Crystal Award,  “National Furniture”
  • 1988 - ADDY Award (San Antonio Advertising Federation) “Fajita Junction”
  • 1988 - American Advertising Federation Merit Award (regional competition), “Fajita Junction”

1986  - present
Part-time Staff Composer/Producer - Production Garden Library, ASCAP

  • 24 plus compositions in the Production Garden catalog encompassing a wide variety of styles including, news themes, corporate/industrial themes, synthesizer based contemporary rock themes and contemporary/fusion jazz.
  • 1986 “Jazz Festival” CD, twelve original jazz compositions, still selling well, earning mechanical royalties and performance royalties internationally.
  • Majority of compositions have had performances logged by ASCAP throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan
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1983 - present
Owner/Engineer/Producer, Digital Image Recording Studio

Artist clients (partial list), and studio credits:

  • 2004 - Earl Gately, bassist/author, “Inside the Scales, a Guide for Soloing”,  instructional book for electric bass, published by Mel Bay, producing, performing on piano and final mixing of accompanying CD
  • 2004 - Randy Garibay, vocalist/guitarist, George Prado, bassist and Sebastian Campesi (former Concertmaster, Boston Symphony), “Monticello Sessions” CD,  mastering
  • 2003 - Bobby Rey, saxophonist, “Harlem After Hours” CD,  producing, arranging, co-writing six tunes, and mixing final CD
  • 1998 - U. S. Air Force - arranged and produced an orchestral recording of “America the Beautiful” for the U.S. Air Force 1998 tribute to Bob Hope
  • 1997 - Randy Garibay, vocalist / guitarist, “Barbacoa Blues” CD,  co-producing, arranging, performing on tenor saxophone and mixing final CD
  • 1992 - Dick Wagner, guitarist, “Home At Last” CD , co-producing, midi programming, keyboards and mixing two cuts
  • 1996 - Beverly Houston, vocalist, “You’re my Life” CD single,  producing, arranging, performing on soprano and tenor saxophone and final mixing
  • 1984 - Jackie King, guitarist, recorded demo of four original jazz compositions that led to his CBS Columbia recording contract and eventual release of the “Night Bird” lp
  • 1983 - 1985 - Southwest Guitar Conservatory ,  recorded all graduating guitar students of Jackie King
  • 1983 - Kirk Whalum, saxophonist, Sony Records, recorded and mixed an instrumental version of “Find 100 Ways”

Zaz Recording Studio

  • Staff Recording Engineer
  • Trained under Chief Engineer, R.B. Blackstone

1976 – Present


  • Performance of original jazz composition “This Is It” by John Magaldi’s Prime Time Big Band at the Cove, San Antonio, Texas, November 15, 2006.
  • Performance of Jazz Ensemble piece “This is It” by the UIW Jazz Ensemble at the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi on October 21, 2006
  • Performance of original jazz-rock composition “The Squirrel” by the UIW Jazz Ensemble, March 17, 2006
  • Performance of original jazz composition “Waltz for Laura” at UIW Music Department Faculty Recital, March, 2005.
  • Performance of original composition  “Fugue in G Minor” by Ben Davis High School Brass Choir in Indianapolis at the IUPUI December 2005 Graduate Recital
  • Performance of original jazz-rock composition “Vegas Funk” by Cleto and the Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live, October, 2004.
  • Performance of original jazz composition “Play it Where it Lays”  by the Santa Barbara Community  College Stage Band, 1976
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Musical Director

  • “Miss International Showgirl” TV special broadcast from Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

1967 - 1973
Band Member/Arranger - “Los Blues”

Las Vegas based seven member jazz-rock  ensemble. Some of “Los Blues” career highlights include:

  • Record-breaking engagement (320 weeks) in the Casbar Lounge of the Sahara Hotel
  • Concert performances at Madison Square Garden in New York, Las Vegas Convention Center, Honolulu International Center and the Crater Festival in Hawaii
  • Appearance on  TV special, “Everybody Can Be Somebody”,  featuring Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr., Duke Ellington, Bob Hope, Rita Moreno, James Brown and Nancy Wilson, broadcast live from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York
  • Appearance in award winning (Cannes Film Festival), European produced feature film “This is Las Vegas” starring Debbie Reynolds, Paul Anka and Connie Francis. Los Blues performed four selections from their United Artists Records “Volume One” lp and recorded additional music for the soundtrack.
  • Night club engagements at Small’s Paradise in Harlem, Oil Can Harry’s - Vancouver, BC, The Warehouse Jazz Club -  Denver, Mr. Lucky’s - Phoenix
  • Hotel engagements at the Tropicana, Flamingo, Thunderbird hotels in Las Vegas, The Fiesta Palace Hotel in Mexico City and the Hale Makai Hotel in Honolulu.
  • Guest Appearance with Pete Fountain in the Blue Room of the Tropicana Hotel

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1964 - Present
Studio Musician

  • 2004 - Soprano sax solo and trombone on the Johnny Bush's “Texas State Of Mind” CD
  • 2003 - Tenor sax and trombone on Rick Cavender’s “Run to the Roadhouse”  CD
  • 2000 - Tenor sax solo on “Nightrider 2000” TV film (NBC)
  • 1996 - Piano on Augie Meyers’ “White Boy” CD
  • 1995 - 2004 - Soprano, alto and tenor sax on national ads for Budweiser, Plug-ins, Pepsi, Chevrolet, and Minute Maid Orange Juice recorded at Keith Harter Music Studio
  • 1994 - Alto sax solo on KENS-TV Saturday Morning News Theme
  • 1992 - Tenor sax solo on San Antonio Spurs “Fast Breakin’ Fiesta”  jingle
  • 1984 - Synthesizer on Jackie King’s “Night Bird” LP on CBS Columbia
  • 1996 - Tenor sax solo on Jody Jenkins’ Under A Texas Moon” CD
  • 1969 - Alto sax and trombone, recording sessions for The New Vaudeville Band
  • 1964 - Piano on Dick and DeeDee lp
  • 1965 - Piano on multiple projects for record producer George Mattola
  • 1963 - Piano on The Bermudas 45 single release “Seeing is Believing”

1964 - Present

  • 2005 – 2007 ,  Wrote 22 arrangements for the University of the Incarnate Word Jazz Ensemble
  • 2004 - Big Band arrangement of “Birth of the Blues” for the Latin Breed’s
opening performance at the 2004 Tejano Convention in Las Vegas
  • 2003 - Composed, arranged and produced original music for the Cornerstone Church 2003 Christmas Pageant
  • 2000 - 2003 - numerous arrangements for salsa band “La Predilecta”
  • 1992 - Six arrangements for British recording group the “New Vaudeville Band”
  • 1982 - Commissioned to write two arrangements, “Get Ready” and “2001 A Space Odyssey” for the United States Air Force Band “Tops In Blue”
  • 1971 - Arranged, produced, and played alto sax, trombone and piano on Los Blues “Volume One” LP released on United Artists Records
  • 1971 – Arranged and produced part of soundtrack for feature film “This is Las Vegas”
  • 1967 - 1971, Composed and arranged music for three Alan Lee produced shows in Las Vegas

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“Jim Waller and the Deltas”, rock, rhythm & blues quintet, group career highlights include:

  • 1966 - 1967, 52 week engagement, “Skyroom”, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas
  • 1966 - 4 week engagement at Frank Sinatra’s night club “The Factory” in Hollywood
  • 1964 - 45 rpm single “Goodnight My Love” on Cambridge Records - reached top twenty in Central California
  • 1963 - 45 rpm single “Bells Are Ringing” released on Warner Brothers Records, received regional airplay, reached top twenty in Central California
  • 1962 - 1963, House band job at radio station sponsored teenage dance and show, “The Stingray Club” featuring name record acts every Friday for a year and a half. Artists backed by the Deltas include: Marvin Gaye, The Coasters, Gene Pitney, Dorsey Burnette, Freddy Cannon, Little Eva, The Olympics, April Stevens and Nino Tempo, Dick and Deedee, Roy Head, The Dovells, Kathy Young, The Penguins, The Five Satins, Jesse Hill, Bobby Freeman, Jan and Dean, Teddy Neely and Johnny Tillotson.
  • 1962 - 1964 - Thirty plus recordings released on composite albums on Del-Fi, Northridge, Reprise, Impact, Shepherd, GNP/Crescendo and Vogue record labels.
  • 1962 - First LP, “Surfin’ Wild” on Arvee Records had single 45 release, “Surfin’ Wild”/“Church Key”, double sided regional hit reaching the number one position in Central California and garnering moderate nationwide airplay and sales.
  • 1961 - First recording, 45 rpm single “I’ve Been Blue” on Trac Records reached top ten position in Central California, San Bernardino and Honolulu with regional airplay in Canada.

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1961 - Present
Performances, Venues

  • 2006 - Texas Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi, “UIW Jazz Ensemble”
  • 2005 - Texas Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi, “Ernie Garibay and Cat’s Don’t Sleep”
  • 2005 – Holiday Saxophones annual Christmas Concert “UIW Jazz Ensemble”
  • 2005 - Jazz’s Alive - San Antonio Jazz Festival, “Beverly Houston and Breezin’”
  • 2004 - Texas Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi, “Ernie Garibay and Cat’s Don’t Sleep”
  • 2003 - Texas Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi, “Beverly Houston and Breezin’”
  • 2002 – Texas Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi, “Planet Soul”
  • 2002 - Jazz’s Alive - San Antonio Jazz Festival, “Planet Soul”
  • 2001 - Texas Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi, “Randy Garibay and Cat’s Don’t Sleep”
  • 1994 - Guest soloist on alto saxophone with the Incarnate Word College Jazz Ensemble
  • 1981 - Opening act for Helen Reddy, Majestic Theater, “Jackie King”
  • 1981 - Opening act for Earl Klugh, Austin, “Jackie King”
  • 1980 - Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic with Willie Nelson and Jackie King, Austin, Texas
  • 1980 - Jazz’s Alive - San Antonio Jazz Festival, “Jackie King”
  • 1975 - Opening act for Isaac Hayes, Sacramento Civic Auditorium, “Oasis”
  • 1975 - Back up band for former Tower of Power vocalist, Lenny Williams, Sacramento Civic Auditorium, “Oasis”
  • 1975 - Opening act for Tower of Power, County Fairgrounds, El Centro,  California, “Oasis”
  • 1975 - Night club engagement with “Oasis” at The Square Apple in Jack London Square, Oakland, California, featuring guest appearances by “Tower of Power” members Bruce Conte on guitar, David Garibaldi on drums, and Mick Gillette on trumpet.
  • 1976 - Guest conductor of “Hairy Bruhaha Orchestra” at  the Reunion Club, San Francisco, Caliifornia, with vocalist, ex-Righteous Brother, Jimmy Walker, performing Waller big band arrangements of “Georgia on my Mind” and “I’ve Got News for You”
  • 1972 - Concert, Honolulu International Center, pianist for Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • 1971 - Opening act for Jackie DeShannon, Merry Go Round night club, Colorado Springs, “Los Blues”
  • 1970 - Opening act for O.C. Smith, Merry Go Round night club, Colorado Springs, “Los Blues”
  • 1963 - Opening act for the Beach Boys, The Stingray Club, Fresno, California, “Jim Waller and the Deltas”
  • 1963 - Opening act for The Drifters, The Stingray Club, Fresno, California, “Jim Waller and the Deltas”

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1961 - Present
Professional Associations  

  • 2002 - Present, HTML Writers Guild
  • 2002 - Present, International Webmasters Association
  • 2002 - 2004, Member, Advisory Board, Fox Tech School of Internet Design
  • 1997 - Present , American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • 1984 - Charter member, Texas Music Association, San Antonio Chapter
  • 1961 – Present, American Federation of Musicians
  • 1980 - Present, Local 23, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1968 - 1975, Local 369, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1961 - 1968, Local 210, Fresno, California 

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Computer Skills:

Electronic Music

  • Synthesizer Programming
  • FM Synthesis - Yamaha DX series synthesizers
  • Analog Synthesis - ARP, Moog, Electro-Comp
  • Digital Sampling
  • E-MU Systems E-III
  • Motu MachFive (software sampler)
  • Garritan Personal Orchestra (software sampler)
  • Garritan Jazz and Big Band Collection (software sampler)
  • Midi Sequencing
  • MOTU Digital Performer (Digital Audio Workstation)
  • Pro Tools (Digital Audio Workstation)
  • E-MU Systems E-III (hardware sequencer)
  • Music Notation
  • MOTU Mosaic
  • Sibelius

Web Design

  • Adobe GoLive - html editor
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver - html editor
  • Adobe Photoshop - image editor
  • Adobe Live Motion - animation and graphic design
Available on request

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