Evening Shades
Lullaby, Lullaby
Peace to you my friends
Images of Sarang
The Sacred Piano

"The Lost Serenade"

         James Michael Stevens was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1961 and fell in love with music from an early age. He has spent much of his life acquiring what can only be described as a monumentally impressive music education. He is now a prolific composer residing in Nashville, TN where he serves as the Music Department Chairman at Welch College. He is known internationally for his choral anthems, piano arrangements/compositions, and piano improvisation workshops. Dr. Stevens' music can be heard on Pandora Radio, Spotify, and many music venues around the world. He is a published composer with many companies including Shawnee Press, Hal Leonard, Alfred, Warner Brothers, LifeWay, Brentwood/Benson, Fred Bock, Lorenz,  Hinshaw, The Piano Guild, Sunmin Music (Korea), and  others.
        James' impressive education in music began with a Bachelor of General Studies in Music and Humanities from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1985. He went on to acquire the Master of Church Music degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky in 1995.  Finally in 2004 he achieved his doctorate with the Doctor of Musical Arts and Composition degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
​        James' resume is a work of art in itself ....here are a just a few highlights: He has performed or recorded music in over 20 countries around the world. He has over 20 years experience in the church music ministry. He has extensive professional experience in music transcription and music engraving, and in fact, engraves his own music. He was in the Who's Who in America - Marquis' 60th Anniversary Edition, 2005. 
        James is the founder of StevenSong Publishing & Jimbo and Friends Music (purchased by Shawnee Press). He is the winner of numerous ASCAP Standard Awards for Composition. He is a published composer of over 350 compositions with numerous national companies. He has been a columnist and Senior Music and Culture Advisor for worldwide newspaper, "Christian Today," and he was presented with the Welch College Academic Advisor of the Year Award for 2012-2013. 
       James has co-written an internationally successful song with Joseph M. Martin entitled "Without Love....We Have Nothing." This song is contained on over 200 different commercial CDs, having been recorded in South Korea, China, Japan, Europe, and the United States. With more than 450 performances of the song on YouTube, it is now being sold and exported all over the world in virtually every musical format.  A video of this beautiful song is presented below for your enjoyment.
        While today, James retains his position as the Music Department Chairman at the Welch College in Nashville, he continues to compose, publish, record and produce the beautiful music that we and all his fans have come to know and love.   
        James is also a very talented painter. Some of his works are displayed on this page. 

Romanza of the heart
Winter Serenade Come Home
Yesterday
Piano Adagios
Another Day Another Sunset
Simpler Times
Last Moments of Summer

James' Featured Albums

Winter Reflections
Winter Solace
Diamonds in Space
Snowflakes
Chopin Prelude in E Minor
Fireflies
Piano For A New Age
Heart Piano
You'll Never Walk Alone
Candles Burn in the Quiet Night
June
Piano Romance
Hidden Passages
Whispers and Dreams
May
Quietudes for Piano
Purple Roses In Her Arms
April
Moon river

"Summer Sonata"

What A Wonderful World
January

"Serenade of the Swans"

Relaxing and Romantic Piano Vol VII

James Michael Stevens

On A Sailboat in my Dreams
July
Pray for Peace in your heart
Always Live For Love
Flee as a bird
Italian Preludes

James Michael Stevens has been a featured artist on The Artist Gallery.com since October 15, 2014.

October
Please come home
November
If

James' Links

Over the Rainbow
Lord I'm Coming Home
Purple Crush
Christmas at the piano
Arioso Amore
If Every Wish
When the midnight train is passing

Biography

The Artist Gallery.com

In That Moment I Knew
Candlelight Carols
Mystic Space
Piano Minimal
Autumn Moods
August
Dark Streets
February
Reflection by Gray Lake
I Wonder
September
Canvas of my Heart
December
Like a dream flying by
Loch Lomond
March
Lonely is the silent sky

Welcome to the Artist Gallery

James' Featured Videos