Boston Classical Guitar Society Concerts

Guitarist James Skinger

Sunday, September 24 at 3:00

Jim Skinger has had a lifelong love affair with the guitar as a teacher, performer, and composer. He has taught guitar at some of the leading colleges and universities in the US, establishing guitar programs at Clark University, Massachusetts, Marywood College, Pennsylvania  and SUNY Colleges in New York. Always concerned about the role of music for young people, Jim has been equally committed to developing music programs in  local schools.

As a performer, he has performed twice at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York,  and the Royal Festival  Hall, London.

He has performed in numerous countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Belarus. Other performances have included concertos; the Aranjuez with the Chappaqua, Chamber Orchestra, New York and the Vivaldi concerto with the Scranton orchestra of Pennsylvania.

Jim’s Jazz ensemble “JADE” is one of the most popular groups in the New York/Connecticut area.

As a noted composer, Jim has had more than sixteen compositions published in five countries, including works written for guitar with other instruments, most importantly with a particular emphasis on the guitar playing an equal role in the ensembles and just recently finished his guitar concerto with a chamber orchestra.

Currently, he has released his fourth CD. Every CD has contained some original compositions but the third and fourth CD’s are entirely devoted to his own compositions.
In August, Jim will travel to the beautiful town of Trebic in the Czech Republic. Each year the festival of Jewish Culture is held celebrating the German and Czech cultures of the region. Jim will also perform at the International Guitar Festival held in Brno. The noted Czech jazz guitarist Milan Kasuba has invited Jim perform with him as well.

You can visit Jim at 

This is the first concert of the 2017/18 Sunday Sounds Special concert season and the Hingham Public Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Coastal Heritage Bank for the upcoming season.

Jim Skinger

Upcoming Performances

  • November 5 - The Hampton Trio
  • December 3 - John Muratore

Previous Performances

Some of the previous BCGS concerts can be viewed on the Library's YouTube page. Thank you to HCAM-TV for filming these terrific performances!