Jim Skinger is an American guitarist, composer and teacher. He has enjoyed an international concert career playing solo classical guitar and in jazz and classical ensembles, and has acted as a jury member in major international festivals. His compositions are diverse, both musically and instrumentally. He has written for guitar in combination with a number of other instruments, including bass, marimba, oboe, and flute. He has composed specifically for some prominent guitar performers, and has released two recordings of his works on CD. His pieces have been published in America and Europe, and in various magazines and journals.