Orchestra Personnel Manager
born in the United States
James Neglia is currently the Orchestra Personnel Manager of The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as well as their acting principal percussionist. Jim is a veteran force in the performing arts. He has been a working percussionist as well as music contractor, personnel manager and music coordinator for more than 30 years, working closely with some of the best-known names in the industry. Jim covers the entire gamut of music production and performance. Prior to joining the NJSO, Jim has performed live on WNYC radio and "All Things Considered" and has made various recordings for RCA, Decca & Delos International records. He has appeared worldwide--covering 30 countries in solo and orchestral performances--and worked with a range of musical greats from Placido Domingo to the Moody Blues. Jim has also appeared and performed in motion pictures that include I Love NY Christopher Plummer and Scott Biao and Joe Gould's Secret starring and directed by Stanley Tucci. Jim was music coordinator for the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities.
He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Mannes College of Music in New York City.