James Richens

Professor Emeritus 
Composition & Theory 



Mr. James Richens, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is a Composer in Residence with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Professor Emeritus (Composition, Orchestration, and Electronic Music) at the University of Memphis. He received a Bacholor's degree in music composition from Memphis State University in 1958 and a Master's of Music in theory and composition from Eastman School of Music in 1960.