James Maverick

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Lecturer in Collaborative Piano

Pianist James Maverick joined the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music in 2021, where he teaches vocal repertoire and accompanying. He has worked as music staff at Cincinnati Opera, where he was pianist and assistant chorus master for Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Bizet's Carmen, and Puccini's Tosca, and Opera Philadelphia, where he prepared a workshop for the upcoming premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Woman with Eyes Closed. He was a Resident Artist at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, where he assisted in the preparation of nine opera productions, including serving as chorus master for Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles. He has been a coach on the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has also served as the official accompanist for the Kansas City district of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and an apprentice coach at the Merola Opera Program and Wolf Trap Opera. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he received a B.A.in Economics and B.M. in Piano Performance from Lawrence University, where he studied with Michael Mizrahi, and he received an M.M. in Piano and Choral Conducting and Performer Diploma in Collaborative Piano from Indiana University, where his teachers included Emile Naoumoff, Kevin Murphy, Anne Epperson, Walter Huff, Betsy Burleigh, and Dominick DiOrio.

MUS 180R
Vocal Repertoire Coaching

MUS 180T

MUS 180V
Collaborative Piano: Vocal

ENS 106V/W
Undergraduate Vocal Accompanying


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Campus location
MRH 3.114

Teaching Areas

Collaborative Piano


Master of Music 
Indiana University

Performer Diploma
Indiana University

Bachelor of Music 
Lawrence University

Bachelor of Arts
Lawrence University