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Jim McCutcheon receives Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts

Jim McCutcheonJim McCutcheon Guitarist, Jim McCutcheon, a visting lecturer in music at Miami University, has been awarded the Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio for Art Education. The award is given by the Ohio Arts Council, a statewide program that showcases and celebrates Ohio artists, arts organizations, arts patrons and business support of the arts. The award ceremony will take place May 17 at the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, Ohio. 

McCutcheon has played the guitar since he was 11 years old. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in physics. After touring with a band, he returned to Dayton where he received a bachelor's degree in music (guitar performance) and a master's degree in music education.

He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton and teaches at Wright State University and Miami. He owns and operates McCutcheon Music in Dayton, Ohio with his wife. The business has been awarded "Best Music Instruction" by Dayton Magazine for the past two years. McCutcheon is a member of the Ohio Arts Council's Touring Roster and has performed all over Ohio as well as in England and Russia and has recordings and several publications to his name. Read more>>