Jim Scully (b. 1979) is a composer, performer and educator in the fields of contemporary classical music, electroacoustic music and jazz studies. He is currently a member of the music faculty at CSU Bakersfield, where he is tasked with teaching an array of courses in the fields of Music Theory, Jazz Studies, Composition and Music Technology. In addition, he serves as Director of the CSU Bakersfield Guitar Arts Series, Director of Small Jazz Ensembles, Director of the Audio/MIDI Lab and Assistant Director of the Bakersfield Jazz Festival.
As a composer, Scully is an ASCAPlus Award winner, and has received grants from American Composers Forum and the Teacher Learning Center at CSU Bakersfield. He has had works commissioned by Rachel Arnold, Ashley Addington, Keith Calmes and Roger Allen Cope and his music has been performed at venues throughout the United States. Recent performances include the 2010 College Music Society National Conference, the Electro-Acoustic Juke Joint on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland MI, Roerich Museum in New York, the Lilypad in Cambridge MA, the United Parish Church of Brookline in Massachusetts, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival, and aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA as part of the Music Association of California Community Colleges Conference in 2000.
Jim currently lives in Bakersfield CA with his wife and vocalist Jennifer Neil and their three sons Aidan, Maxwell and Dylan.