Enter your e-mail address to receive regular updates, as well as news on upcoming events and special offers.
First year with SO: 2001
Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
Instrument: Powell Flute and Piccolo, both made in 1972
Bachelor of Music and Master of Music – Indiana University; Doctor of Musical Arts – The Juilliard School
Born in 1961 in Mishawaka, Indiana, James Zellers is currently a section flutist and piccolo player with the Sarasota Orchestra. James is the youngest of three boys born to first generation American born parents (his mother is Italian and his father is German and Belgium). The only musician in his family, James began studying piano at the age of four. By the age of eight, James was an organist and church musician. It wasn't until his senior year of high school that James began flute studies.
James and his husband, Jim Devlin, breed, train, and show Australian Shepherds. They are currently the proud owners of three award winning Aussies in Confirmation, Obedience, and Nose/Scent work.
Career Highlights/Musical Accomplishment:
Some of James's musical accomplishments include:
Gifts to the Annual Fund help sustain Sarasota Orchestra and ensure that our musicians can continue to serve our community in the months ahead. Please join our Sarasota Orchestra family by making a gift today, and help us share the healing power of music.