Canadian Composer, Musicologist, Music Educator & Pianist
Canadian composer/musicologist James Wright has taught at Wilfrid Laurier University, McGill University, the University of Ottawa, and Carleton University. He is a Full Professor of Music in Carleton’s School for Studies in Art and Culture, where he served for twelve years as Supervisor of Performance Studies (2006-18).
In 2002, his Ph.D. dissertation on Schoenberg and Wittgenstein was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal, the first time in McGill University’s history that this distinction has been conferred upon a musicologist.
In 2019, James Wright was named the University of Toronto Louis Applebaum Distinguished Visiting Professor in Composition for the 2019-20 academic year (see https://carleton.ca/fass/music-professor-named-the-louis-applebaum-distinguished-visitor-in-composition-2019-20-at-the-university-of-toronto/ and https://music.utoronto.ca/our-visitors.php).