Jim Scully

Office: Music Building 107

Phone: 661.654.2511

Email: jscully@csub.edu

Jim Scully is a composer, performer and educator in the fields of contemporary classical music and jazz studies. Scully holds degrees in music from CSU Bakersfield and UC Irvine and has previously taught at Bakersfield College and UC Irvine. His teaching responsibilities at CSUB include courses in Music Theory, Jazz Studies, Composition and Music Technology.  In addition, he is busy as Director of the CSUB Jazz Collective and the Bakersfield Jazz Festival.

As a composer, Scully is an ASCAPlus Award winner, and has received grants from American Composers Forum, University Research Council and the Teacher Learning Center at CSU Bakersfield.  He has had works commissioned and performed by Trio Céleste, Keith Calmes, and others. Select compositions are available on the Navona, Beauport Classical, CSUB Jazz, and Keith Calmes Music labels.   

Constellations: Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, No. 8 "Wistfully Mischievous".  Available on the album: Beethoven & Dvorak: Piano Trios on Navona Records
Sonata for Guitar.  Available on the album: All We Know Is Now on Keith Calmes Music
Bouncing About.  Available on the album: Claviatures and Fine Music, Vol. 3 - on Navona Records 
The Eleventh Hour.  Available on the album: Ambiance - on Beauport Classical
Hop, Skip and Jump.  Available on the album: Fleeting Visions - on Beauport Classical
Mr. Scully's scores are published by Nested Triplets Music.  Contact him via email (jscully@csub.edu) for perusal copies.

In addition to his teaching and writing, Mr. Scully is involved with the many outreach activities the Music Program is undertaking, primarily Guitar Day and the CSUB Music Audition process.  He is a member of College Music Society, Society of Composers, Kern County Music Educators Association and American Composers Forum.  He resides in Bakersfield, CA with his wife and three sons - Aidan, Maxwell and Dylan.


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The three movement (guitar) sonata by Jim Scully was often melodic and always involving. Close Quote
Chris Dunigan
Reviewer, Classical Guitar Magazine

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Scully at the 26th Annual Bakersfield Jazz Festival