James Litton is widely regarded as one of America’s most prominent choral conductors. A specialist in children’s choral techniques and an accomplished organist, he has conducted The American Boychoir in 49 states and 12 nations in more than 2,000 concerts during his 14-year tenure as Music Director.
James Litton has conducted choral and orchestral works throughout five continents, and regularly leads workshops and seminars in the USA and abroad. Most recently, he served as a Festival Conductor for the America Fest International Singing Festival for Men and Boys, where the American Boychoir served as Artists-in-Residence during the summer of 1998.
James Litton is the founder of a large number of choral groups, including community choral ensembles, college, church and school choirs. He has conducted on more than 40 recordings, including American Boychoir releases on Angel Records and several independently produced albums for other recording labels.
Prior to his appointment at The American Boychoir School, James Litton held positions at Westminster Choir College, Princeton Theological Seminary, Virginia Theological Seminary and The University of the South. A former member of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Church Music, he participated in the preparation and publication of the Episcopal Hymnal, 1982. For 13 years, he was the Organist and Director of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, where he now serves as Artistic Consultant.