Millennium Magazine_10th Ed

25 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT joining the United States Army, serving for the following three years. While in the military, Mr. Humphreville played in the Fifth Army Band in Chicago, where he studied under Philip Farkas, the principal French horn player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Humphreville sought from that point forward to pursue music professionally. First teaching as Danbury High School from 1957 to 1961, Mr. Humphreville obtained a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1961 while also serving as an affiliate faculty of music at Western Connecticut State University between 1960 and 1970. During this time, he also served Danbury High School as a choir director from 1961 to 1975 and a conductor of the Danbury Concert Chorus from 1967 to 1985. Remaining with Danbury Public Schools, he was a music supervisor from1970 to 1990 and amusic director and conductor for the Danbury Symphony Orchestra between 1977 until attaining emeritus status in 2000. Likewise, he was a conductor for the Connecticut Opera Alliance from 1994 to 1997. Alongside his primary feats, Mr. Humphreville sat on the board of directors of the Danbury Concert Association for 13 years from 1967 to 1980 and is a past member of themusic education advisory committee of the Connecticut State Board of Education. He received a professional diploma from the University of Connecticut in 1969, having previously been certified as a music teacher in the State of Connecticut in 1957. To remain abreast of developments in the music industry, Mr. Humphreville maintains affiliation with the American Federation of Musicians, and is a former vice president of the Danbury Musicians Association and former president of the Connecticut Music Educator Association. Furthermore, he sat on the East Division Board of the Music Educator National Conference from 1971 to 1973. Since the early age of 8, James E. Humphreville has been playing the French horn and, as time progressed, he became a noteworthy expert in the field of music. Studying the French horn throughout his high school and college years, he received a Bachelor of Music from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1952 before JAMES E. HUMPHREVILLE MUSIC DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR EMERITUS Danbury Symphony Orchestra Danbury, CT