Jim Papoulis Gallery
Current Projects

ACDA Pennsylvania Middle School Honors Choir conductor 2009

Elizabeth Arden Pretty Campaign
Original Score for the new fragrance by Elizabeth Arden,
“Pretty”, featuring String quartet and Piano

MONSANTO “Rain Drop” commercials-
Environment conscious messages, featuring classical piano in the style of Chopin

Martin Luther King TV Special:
Music Director and composer for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr.
Television special, live from Jordan Hall in Boston, featuring original music
“I Have a Dream” and “Change We Can Believe In”, narrated by Lou Gossett Jr.

Obama Inauguration
“Give Us Hope” was featured at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, sung on national television by the San Francisco Girls Choir
An original Christmas song soon to be published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Thousands of choristers from around the world and across the country have
Joined via the internet to create a one of a kind virtual global choir.

Queens City Children's Festival featured composer
The Cincinnati Children’s Choir’s annual choral festival at the University
Of Cincinnati

Songwriting workshop , recording , and concert in Indianapolis, Indiana 2009

Indianapolis Children's Choir
Summer retreat artist in residence, 2009

Hopewell Valley High School, Pennington, New Jersey Commission
Original work for Hopewell Valley Central High School for SATB Choir 2009

Panta Rhei, for SSAA in classical Greek, featured on the PBS Special FROM THE TOP, sung by the Young People’s Chorus of New York live from Carnegie Hall

Oberlin University
Currently completing a commission for the 20th Anniversary Season of the Oberlin Choirsters, for SATB and SSA

Kingswood Oxford Choral Commissions 2009
3 pieces with rhythmically and harmonically challenging nature for the 8th grade Octopipers

BEST BUY Musical Director of the last 3 years of Best Buy Band events,
Featuring performing with Snoop Dog and Slash- using an auditioned band
Of Best Buy employees- at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Atlanta Convention Center,and at corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, MN

LINCON CENTER SAVE THE CHILDREN Musical Director of the 2009 Save the Children Special Event concert at Lincoln Center, featuring original works, sung by Tony Award winner Idena Menzel, narrated by Bill Clinton and Samuel Jackson

Norway Art Exchange
Completed an artist in residence in Norway, working with local children’s choirs, schools and ,university students in a choral workshop and song writing session
Culminating in a concert with all ages

A series of pieces with new artists combining operatic singing with contemporary
R&b and hip hop rhythms and styles

San Francisco Workshop:
Songwriting workshop with the Contra Costa Children’s Choir

Bristol Myers Launch Musical Director of a drug launch in Toronto, featuring on-site rock-funk band, original songs, and an 80 member children’s choir from Amabile, a leading youth choir based in London, Ontario.

History: Civil Rights Score
Rhythm and Orchestra

Simsbury Choral Festival and Commission


Coolside of Yuletide
A series of Christmas Carols arranged in a contemporary,
Rhythmic style for acapella SATB and SSA voicings, available from Boosey and Hawkes in the Spring of 2010

Journey of Hope, Jacksonville, FL
Completing a piece for youth choir and rhythm section addressing the cultural juxtaposition of many cultures in a troubled neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Florida, combing poetry, melody, urban and world rhythms.

September Concert
GIVE US HOPE was selected as the theme song for an annual concert series commemorating 9/11. The song will be sung each September 11th by choirs and orschestra throughout the world as a show of unity and compassion. HYPERLINK "http://www.septemberconcert.org/" \n _blankwww.septemberconcert.org/

Plant a Forest
An original song for the United Nations Year of the Forest, 2011,
To be sung by choirs from all continents.

Good Night Angel
An original lullaby composed for Good Night Angel Productions, which is putting an mp3 player in every pediatric hospital bed in North America, containing stories read by celebrities, and lullabies sung by well known voices.

DC Comics original music
A soundscape of DC Comic characters, featuring futuristic grooves, strings, contemporary rhythms, hip hop, fusion, and other world sounds

Leonard Bernstein Festival Carnegie Hall, Featured Composer
As part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival sponsored byCarnegie Hall, songs were composed with school choirs from the Frank Sinatra School in Queens, and the Songs of Solomon after school music program in Harlem. The songs were then performed as part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival in 2009 at Carnegie Hall.

GENERALMILLS Inner City Song Writing Workshop
Summer, 2009. A choral workshop for at risk youth, including a 5 day workshop,
Concert, and recording.

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