James has a growing national and international conducting career. Alongside directing Tiffin Boys’ Choir, James is Director of Choral Music at the Foundling Museum and Musical Director of Fulham Camerata and Bowes Park Community Choir. He is a staff member on the Eton Choral Courses and Junior Choral Courses. He is a guest conductor for the Voices of Hangzhou Youth Choir, China where was invited to run a summer choral course in 2014 and 2015. He was awarded the 2015 National Youth Choir of Scotland Associate Conducting Fellowship.
In 2015 James graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with distinction, being awarded the Burcher Prize. His principal studies comprised choral conducting with Patrick Russill and Paul Brough, baton technique with Cathal Garvey and vocal technique with Alexander Ashworth.
James graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Durham University in 2013 having primarily studied musicology, analysis and composition. He also studied conducting with Paul Spicer. For two years he was Director of Music at University College Durham. He conducted Durham University Opera Society in a fully staged production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. James also held a choral scholarship at St John’s College, Durham.