Faculty & Staff Directory
James Cain
Adjunct Lecturer
School of Music/Choral Music

Dr. James D. Cain joined the UF faculty in 2022. He directs the UF Chorale and UF Glee Club and teaches choral conducting. He also assists with coordinating the activities of the choral department and supervising the choral conducting graduate students. Previously, while he was a graduate student at the University of South Florida, Dr. Cain directed the Honors College Chorus (2014-2016), co-directed the Collegiate Singers (2015-2016), and served as the Assistant Conductor for the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay (2015-2016). Dr. Cain has also taught Music at the secondary level in Central Florida for several years.

Dr. Cain has prepared choirs for performances with both the UF and USF Symphony Orchestra (Debussy’s Nocturnes) and The Florida Orchestra (Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY). As a chorister, he has had the opportunity to sing in local performances of Star Wars: In Concert and with artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Folds, and Keith and Kristyn Getty. Additional chorus work includes performances with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Men of Song and eight seasons in the Candlelight Processional Cast Choir at Walt Disney World.

Research Interests

  • Administrative roles in school music program development
  • Recruitment and retention of boys in secondary school chorus programs
  • Choral music of Sub-Saharan Africa


  • D.M.A. | University of Florida
  • M.M. | University of South Florida
  • B.M. | Stetson University
  • A.S. | Valencia College (Sound and Music Technology)
Contact Information
Office Hours
By Appt.
On the Web