For more than a decade, James has been sharing his passion and enthusiasm for Music Education with students and colleagues throughout Australia. As a conductor and ensemble director, James draws on his diverse experience across Orchestras, Wind Symphony, Big Band, Musical Theatre and small ensemble settings, creating a collaborative environment where each player is imbued to contribute with empathy, generosity and unanimity.
James is the Immediate Past National President of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors
Association (ABODA) and through his involvement in this space has worked with an impressive list of conductors including Craig Kirchhoff, Steven D. Davis, Mark Herron, John Lynch and Rob
McWilliams. With over 15 years professional performance experience, James is an in-demand
clinician and performer. After seven years as Director of Bands at Our Lady of Sion College, James now proudly serves as Head of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. James holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Australian National University, and an Education Qualification from Monash University.