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  • James Sodke

  • Associate Lecturer - Music
  • BS, UW Milwaukee, 1978
  • Music
  • (262) 595-2292
  • sodke@uwp.edu
Biography
Pianist James Sodke earned the BFA in Music Education from UW-Milwaukee, and is Associate Lecturer at UW-Parkside. He is the co-director of Lakeshore Conservatory of Music, the Director of Music at St Michael’s Church in Racine Wisconsin, and is an editor, arranger, and engraver for Hal Leonard Publishing. He has appeared with the national tours of: Dancin’, Zorba, Camelot, Chorus Line, Stop the World, the Rockettes, SouthPacific, Grease, 42nd St., Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight, The Moody Blues, The Mills Brothers, The Temptations, The Drifters, Danny and the Jrs. and Little Anthony. He has accompanied jazz greats Stanley Jordan, The Dorsey Band, and Dianne Schuur, and performed with The Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Waukesha Symphony Orchestras, the Milwaukee Civic and Chamber Orchestras, and Present Music. He has been a clinician/guest artist for the Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Cudahy, Wausau, and Bowler public schools, and the Rhythm section clinician for Wisconsin Honors Jazz Band.
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

MUSP 151 CLASS PIANO II
MUSP 151 CLASS PIANO II
MUSP 253 JAZZ PIANO
MUSI 104 MUSIC APPRECIATION

Fall 2017

MUSP 150 CLASS PIANO I
MUSP 150 CLASS PIANO I
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 226 POPULAR MUSIC THEORY

Spring 2017

MUSA 311 APPLIED PIANO
MUSP 151 CLASS PIANO II
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 350 MUSIC BUSINESS

Fall 2016

MUSA 310 APPLIED PIANO
MUSP 150 CLASS PIANO I
MUSI 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 346 JAZZ HISTORY

Spring 2016

MUSP 151 CLASS PIANO II
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 346 JAZZ HISTORY

Fall 2015

MUSP 150 CLASS PIANO I
MUSI 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)

Spring 2015

MUSP 151 CLASS PIANO II
MUSI 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)

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