Jim Arns, Melodeers’ Master Director 700

Jim Arns has directed the Melodeers Chorus since 1988, and is one of an elite group of directors to receive the Master Director 700, created in 2009 by Sweet Adelines International to honor her musical directors whose choruses score 700 points or more (out of a possible 800) in Regional Competitions.

In a recent article in The Pitch Pipe, official magazine of Sweet Adelines International, Jim described his philosophy regarding the chorus: “My focus is always on the musical product.” Jim also serves as principal arranger for all of the Melodeers repertoire, including those featured on their recordings.*

Jim has shaped the Melodeers trademark rich harmonies and distinctly energetic sound by setting a musical standard at each weekly rehearsal, always challenging members to improve. He is never satisfied with one good run-through of a song. If we sing it well, energetically, emotionally, we sing it again—even better. Learning to be better singers is a never-ending process in which each member is encouraged to reach higher.

In addition to directing the Melodeers, Jim enjoys an international reputation as a clinician, vocal coach, and music arranger. Although he serves as faculty at numerous regional and international symposia and travels extensively, he is “at home” each week to rehearse the Melodeers.

Jim Arns earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Benedictine University, and a Masters degree in Music from Northwestern University.

Contact Jim Arns.

Arrangements by Jim Arns

To order Jim's arrangements through SAI, conctact the Sweet Adelines Internationsl Sales Department at (877) 545-5441.

Sweet Adelines International
PO Box 470168
Tulsa, OK 74147

To order Jim's arrangements through the Barbershop Harmony Society, visit www.harmonymarketplace.com and look under Music and Accessories or call 1-800-876-7464, ext. 8410.

Song Copyright Location
Alleluia Public Domain
All By Myself (medley) SAI
Batman Theme SAI
Big Bad Bill SAI
Big Girls Don't Cry SAI
Billy-A-Dick SAI
Carol of the Bells Public Domain
Chanukah Oh Chanukah Public Domain
Consider Yourself BHS
Deep Purple BHS
Dixie Medley (All Aboard for Dixie/Floatin'Down the River) Public Domain
Don't Tell Me the Same Things Over Again SAI/BHS
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love SAI
Fever SAI
For Sentimental Reasons SAI
From the First Hello to the Last Goodbye SAI
Gimme Some Lovin' (medley) SAI
Hannukah Medley: Rock of AAges, Shalom Mry Friends,
Psalm 98
Happy Days Are Here Again Public Domain
Heartache Tonight SAI
Holding Out for a Hero SAI
Hooked on a Feeling SAI
How Many hearts Have Your Broken SAI
How Great Thou Art Public Domain
Hungarian Rhapsody
I Can't Turn You Loose SAI
I Got You, Babe SAI
I Love the Ladies BHS
I Love You Truly Public Doain
I Miss That Gang/Sing a Song JSA Comp/arr
I Remember You SAI
I Wanna Come Back as a Man SAI
I Wanna Talk About me SAI
In My Life SAI
In the Still of the Night (I Remember) SAI
In the Still of the Night (Cole Porter) SAI
Indiana Medley BHS
It's All Over Now/Who's Sorry Now Medley BHS
It's Not Where You Start It's Where You Finish BHS
It's the Last Time SAI
It's Your Song SAI
Jeopardy Theme BHS
Laura SAI
Like an Eagle SAI
Lulu's Back in Town SAI
Mack the Knife SAI
Mamma Goes Where Papa Goes SAI
Oh, How I Miss You Tonight SAI
Papa Oom Mow Mow SAI
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Medley) SAI
Red Hot Henry Brown SAI
Rocky Top SAI
Route Sixty Six SAI
Saturday in the Park SAI
Stayin' Alive SAI
They Long to Be Close to You SAI
This is the Moment SAI
Underdog Theme SAI
We Go Together SAI
You Keep Coming Back Like a Song SAI
You Made Me Love You SAI
You're The One That I Want SAI