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James Christensen is well known throughout the United States and Canada as a conductor, composer, and arranger. His music (over 250 published works) is heard regularly worldwide on records, radio, television specials and in documentary films.

Jim has been associated with Walt Disney Productions for 30 years. He was music director for Disneyland and Walt Disney World for 12 years and wrote soundtracks for the "Main Street Electrical Parade," "Fantasy in the Sky," and many other Disney productions. He has been guest conductor of many orchestras and bands in the US and Canada, including the Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, the New Orleans Pops, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He continues as music director and conductor of the Pacific Pops Orchestra.

Jim has held the position of director of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band (performed at the Rose Bowl), conducted the Wisconsin and New York All-State Concert Bands, and has directed Band Days at the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, the University of Idaho, and Indiana University. In 1992, Christensen was guest conductor of the All-American Marching Band at the grand opening of Euro Disneyland in Paris, France. In the summer of 1998, Jim will conduct his fourth season with the Community Band of the Sea. Jim is also a trombone clinician with UMI-CONN.

The "Christensen Sound" has been heard in arrangements and orchestrations for the Boston Pops, the London Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl, the Academy Awards Show, several Super Bowls (and Sun, Fiesta, and Orange Bowls), and National Public Radio. While conductor of the All-American College Orchestra for nine seasons at Disney World's EPCOT Center, he worked with numerous world-renowned artists and celebrities. His music is heard at theme parks in Asia, Europe, and the US, including all the Disney parks, Knott's Berry Farm, Canada's Wonderland, Hershey Park, Lotte World (Korea), Everland, and Movie World in Germany.

When not traveling worldwide Jim visits BonesWest to play (he refuses the baton) and contribute new arrangements for the choir as a "special friend" of BonesWest.

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