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James Wigginton

James R. Wigginton James Wigginton is a Lecturer of commercial voice at Belmont University School of Music.

Mr. Wigginton received his Bachelor of Music (Performance) in voice and piano from Belmont University. He has also completed extensive vocal studies with Richard Miller (The Structure of Singing, etc.), Brett Manning (Singing Success), Seth Riggs (founder of Speech-level Singing, Singing for the Stars) and Greg Enriquez.

In addition to his teaching at Belmont, Mr. Wigginton continues to coach over 250 artists/vocalists in his Music Row and Springfield, MA studios. His coaching students have included nationally known commercial and classical vocal artists such as Keith Urban (Capitol), Jessica Andrews (Dreamworks), Marcel (Mercury), Trenna Barnes (Cowboy Crush: Asylum/Curb), Shannon Brown (Capitol), and Diane Stacio (San Francisco Lyric Opera). Mr. Wigginton's personal performance and/or recording credits include: solo artist; background singer (for Garth Brooks, Ray Stevens, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, and Donna Summer); session singer (for WORD, and Brentwood Music); production and/or film (for Warner Bros., CMT, and New England Sensation); Concert and Solo Pianist; Live Theatre and Opera Performances (including Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Charlie's Aunt). Other producing and advising credits include working with Michael Garvin (wrote/produced 'Waiting for Tonight') and Joe Hogue (Grammy winner and Dove award winner).

Mr. Wigginton is well known across the US for his exceptional ability to quickly access and aid vocalists in all aspects of vocal performance and extending vocal range. To further his students' understanding of vocal technique, Mr. Wigginton has written 'The Singers' Guide to Greatness' and co-authored 'Singing Success' with renowned vocal coach, Brett Manning.