James M. Lambrecht is the director of bands and professor of trumpet at Augustana College, where he conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches studio trumpet, wind conducting, brass methods and in the music theory program. He also has conducted the Opera@Augustana Orchestra, and served as the conductor and music director of the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra from 1994-1998. Before coming to Augustana in 1988, he was director of bands and assistant professor of music at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. In the fall of 2009, he served as guest conductor of the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan.,
In addition to serving frequently as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and soloist throughout the country and the world, Lambrecht has performed with the Augustana Brass Quintet, the Quad City Brass Quintet, the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Philharmonic and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the Madison (Wisconsin) Symphony, the Beloit-Janesville (Wisconsin) Symphony, and the Battle Creek (Michigan) Symphony. Lambrecht is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, the International Trumpet Guild, the National Band Association, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Lambrecht holds a B.M. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, as well as a M.M. and D.M. from Indiana University. His teachershave included Frederick Ebbs, Ray Cramer, Stephen Pratt, Dennis Rohrs, Stan Finck, Charles Gorham, Barry Hopper and Vincent Cichowicz.