Jim Cockey has received numerous grants, commissions and honors, including the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and a gold album for his work with members of the Moody Blues (Bluejays.) Commissions include works for the Boise Philharmonic, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Billings Symphony, Carson City Symphony, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Idaho Department of Education, and Hammerhead Consort. In April of 2008, Mr. Cockey was selected by Maestro James Ogle to compose a special work, Symphony #3 (An Idaho Symphony), in honor of Maestro Ogle’s 20 years of service with the Boise Philharmonic. His CD, Signature, received the NAMA award, Best Instrumental Recording, for his work with Joseph FireCrow. His composition, Ithaca, as performed by the Langroise Trio, was aired on NPR’s Performance Today.