James Turner has been President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. His voice students have won top prizes at the Detroit District Leontyne Price Competition and the Great Lakes Region Artist Awards for N.A.T.S. In addition they have been finalists at both the Detroit District and Great Lakes Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Previous to assuming his post at "K" as Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Activities, Prof. Turner was voted Outstanding Teacher at Marygrove College, where he led its choirs on international tours to the Soviet Union and British Isles. Prof. Turner is a popular choral and vocal clinician throughout Michigan.