Jim Carey is currently Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Percussion Studies and the Director of Bands at Western New Mexico University. He directs the WNMU Mustang Drum Line/Percussion Ensemble, The Rio Pan Steel Drum Band, the jazz ensemble and jazz combo. Jim also serves as the Director of the WNMU Southwest Jazz Festival and the WNMU Day of Percussion. As a composer, Jim Carey has written several works including "Brazilian Raindrops", "Absconding Thoughts", "Is It Gone", and "Of Western Skies". Jim has performed with artists such as The Fifth Demension, Jack Jones, Frankie Avalon, Roger Williams, Anthony Newly, and David Brenner. He has served as the musical director for The Nation Audubon Society and Norwegian Cruise Lines and has performed for former president, Jimmy Carter. His television credits include Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. He is an active member of The Percussive Arts Society, International Association for Jazz Education, International Association of Pan, College Music Society and Music Educators National Conference. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Pan. Jim Carey represents Dynasty Percussion, Panyard Inc., Mapex Drums, and Innovative Percussion, Inc. as an artist and clinician.