James won an 18-month Change Makers traineeship with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra funded by Arts Council England, which he completed in December 2019. As part of this,James achieved an ISP Advanced Professional Certificate (Level 6),certified by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
James is the founding conductor of the RPS Award winning ensemble, BSO Resound. The group made global headlines when it made an historic debut at the 2018 BBC Proms as part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 2021 will see James’ next phase of development focusing on developing repertoire for and experience with conducting larger ensembles.