Jim Palmer

Instructor of PD for Music Educators

Recipient of the ASTA Elizabeth A. H. Green Award for a distinguished career in string teaching, James Palmer is an editor, arranger, and featured clinician for Alfred Music. He is also the Orchestra Director and Fine Arts Department Chairman at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Georgia; the Music Director for the Youth Orchestras of Greater Columbus in Columbus, Georgia; and the Senior Conductor at the Florida State University Summer Music Camps, a post he has held since 1996. Mr. Palmer’s orchestras have performed at several conferences including the National ASTA Conference and Midwest Clinic. Jim Palmer has received the Teacher of the Year Award in three separate high schools and has been inducted into the Florida Collegiate Music Educators Hall of Fame. He is a frequent clinician having conducted All State and honors orchestras throughout the U.S. Mr. Palmer has also maintained a career as a professional violist, including serving as Principal Violist for the Sarasota Pops Orchestra. Mr. Palmer is a member of GMEA, Past President of Georgia ASTA, Past Chairman of the ASTA National Orchestra Festival, and is a graduate of Florida State University. He lives in Kennesaw with his wife Lydia, son Curtis, and daughter Ericka.