James Batt, Musical Director

Is a graduate of Temple University's Ester Boyer School of Music, he is Minister of Music at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh, and serves on the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

He has over 20 years of experience in accompanying and religious music, most recently having served as Director of Music at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, as well as Director of Music First Presbyterian Church of Morrisville. Prior to that position he was Choir Director/Organist at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. Mr. Batt also serves as accompanist for the Singing City Choir and Young Audiences, an educational program for school children, and is Music Director of Actor’s Net of Buck’s County.

Mr. Batt has participated in world premieres of two major choral/instrumental works and is also recorded on Arkay Records. He is on the roster as accompanist for Columbia Arts Management and accompanies professional vocalists and instrumentalists throughout the Tri-State area. Mr. Batt has been the music director for Concert Operetta Theater's past productions of Paganini, Countess Maritza and The Count of Luxembourg