James Burns has been a frequent performer with such groups as The Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Mendelssohn Choir, and The Bach Choir. As a pianist for the Civic Light Opera he has performed in over 100 musical theater productions. He has had the pleasure of bringing music to young students through his work with educational outreach programs for Gateway to Music and Pittsburgh Opera. Mr. Burns holds piano performance degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School, and a Masters degree in Sacred Music from Duquesne University. He is currently the organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church and Temple Emanuel.