Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Jim Watson


I am a music educator, conductor, performer, and church musician, serving churches in Michigan, Ohio, and South Carolina.

My philosophy of education aligns with Northstar's commitment to faith-based, Christian education. My goals include cultivating intellectual curiosity while providing quality music courses, consistently recognized for excellence.


Teaching vocal and instrumental music since 1999

With NSA since 2014


B.S. in Music Education; M.M. in Church Music

D.M.A. in Choral Conducting



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