The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa is pleased to announce our new Music Director!
Please join us in welcoming Jim Tompkins-MacLaine.
Jim began his formal musical education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, studying choral conducting and vocal performance. He then attended Arizona State University, where he co-founded the jazz vocal program.
Jim has a master’s degree in Music History from San Diego State University, where he taught a laboratory class in the history of Vocal Jazz in America. An accomplished tenor, he has sung on six continents, and toured the globe with the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, the leading black concert choir in the U. S. Jim also conducts the Pacific Coast Chorale, a 60-voice community choir serving the San Diego area and teaches voice privately. We wish him a great welcome to our Church!