James Griffith, viola, received his M.M. degree from the Juilliard School. He also received his undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music and attended Florida State University. He is a former member of the Hudson String Quartet in New York, faculty member of Point-Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp in Vermont and director of the New Arts Festival in Fort Myers. He formerly served as principal violist of the New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the New York Virtuosi.
Griffith is a Florida native and returned in 1998. Since then he has managed the founding and development of what has become a premier visual and performing arts organization in the City of Fort Myers. Working with state and local historic preservation offices and federal, state and local governments, he has successfully managed the acquisition, planning, design and restoration of the historic former Federal Building in downtown Fort Myers to become the new premier fine art center now known as the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Griffith was recently honored as the "Arts Organization Leader of the Year" by the Lee County Alliance of the Arts "Angels of the Arts" awards. He has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1988.
James Griffith is underwritten by
Al & Mary Agnes McQuinn.