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James was a wonder and kind man. I had the honor of getting to know him when he was a patient at Ohsu and took him to his appts many time. Seen a conductor during this yrs superbowl in a commercial and thought of him. He is truely missed!

The Maestro with producer Adam Stern and recording engineer John Eargle in Finland, ca. 1989.

May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC

Music inspires and makes one happy. Jesus Christ has promised everlasting life.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please know that the God of all comfort is with your family and will help you to endure the loss of your loved one. {Romans 15:5}

jimmy and have been buddies since elem. school. we planned concerts at the Univ of Penn. Took me to met his aunt Marion in Danbury Conn. Attended the Randall Island Jazz Festival together. Will really miss my buddy

Chère Ginette,
Je garde un bon souvenir de James, les belles années de l'OSQ.

My condolence to you and your famlily. He was a legend in his time. James will be sorely missed in Portland, Oregon .


JAMES's Obituaries

DePREIST--James. The Juilliard community deeply mourns the death of James DePreist, Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies from 2004 to 2011, and Director Emeritus, Orchestral Studies from 2011 to the present. As a conductor, Jimmy embraced a broad repertory with extraordinary artistry and...

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