James Wilson


  • Denison University – 1963-1965, psychology (major), philosophy and religion (minor)
  • Boston University, School of Fine and Applied Arts – 1965-1969, majored in music composition and theory.  Bachelor of Music Composition.
  • Temple University, Music Dept. – 1973-1975 graduate level studies in music composition.  Liaison to Princeton University’s Electronic Music Laboratory


  • IT Consultant – managed large scale software development projects with 100+ technical personnel
  • One Mind Media (publishers) – President
  • Dirtbound Offroad Inc. (fabricators) – Product Design Consultant
  • International Opera Theater – Flow Consultant
  • JRW Flow Analysis (service) – owner/analyst

Compositions and Multi-Media

Discography (link)

Multi-Media (link)

Latest Release: THE AVATAR – a virtual opera by JR Wilson

Research & Teaching

Inventor of “The Adagio Flow Machine” (pictured below), a tool used to activate the right hemisphere of the brain  (abstract of research and more information HERE).

The Adagio Flow Machine is used in teaching music, music therapy, and musicology.

Papers and Publications

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9316-3965

Tools and Equipment

  • 2 PC laptops, 1 Dell Optiplex 9020 desktop
  • Software:
    • Cubase Pro 11 – high-end sequencer/DAW  for composition and recording.  Many sound generating modules emulating orchestral instruments,
    • synthesizers, vocals, and jazz instruments.
    • Multiple VST instruments, including SAM brass instruments, Spitfire strings, Ventus winds, Vienna Orchestra package, London Choir,
    • multiple grand pianos, Opera Voices, etc.
    • Band in a Box – composing tool and backup group generation.  Great for teaching theory, composition, and learning jazz  improvisation.
    • Ableton Live 9 Suite – sequencer with emphasis on use in live performance
    • Acid Pro 6 – composing tool using samples
    • MuseScore3 – lead-sheet formulation and scoring
    • Vegas Pro 10 – video/multi-media software
    • Jamey Aebersold leadsheets and jazz play-a-longs
  • Instruments & Electronics:
    • Tenor and Soprano sax (Selmer Paris)
    • Yamaha WX5 wind MIDI controller
    • M-Audio Hammer 88 | 88-Key Hammer-Action USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
    • M-Audio Keystation 49es – small, 49 keys,  very portable MIDI keyboard
    • 2 mixers
    • QSC K12 PA Speaker; 2000w, 12″
    • MIDI and audio interfaces



Professional Memberships & Associations


James Wilson