James Alexander Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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James Alexander Guildhall School of Music and Drama

James Alexander Guildhall School of Music and Drama




James Alexander

James Alexander studied singing with Gwen Appleby in Northern Ireland before coming to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study voice on the Associate Course with Arthur Reckless and William McAlpine. He left his studies at the Guildhall to take up the post of Orchestral Librarian for the school and subsequently became Music Assistant. He now leads the Music Office as Head of Music Administration.

During his time at the School he has managed many projects, performances and tours working with the conductors such as William Christie, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Ton Koopman, Stephen Barlow, Paolo Olmi and Richard Hickox. He has co-ordinated the school’s involvement with, amongst others, the Chelmsford, Spitalfields, Cambridge and Salzburg Easter Festivals and worked closely with the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the Paris Conservatoire, Lyon Conservatoire, Berlin Philharmonic and Les Arts Florissants in projects for the School.


About the Guildhall School

Twice-rated No. 1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide, and selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), the Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate training in the performing arts. A thriving Junior Guildhall, the recent addition of the Centre for Young Musicians, a Creative Learning outreach division and a range of summer schools and short courses further complement the outstanding opportunities available.

Since its founding in 1880, the Guildhall School has stood as a vibrant showcase of the City of London Corporation‘s commitment to education and the arts. Situated in the heart of the City, the School moved to its present premises in the Barbican in 1977, solidifying a unique performance and learning partnership with Europe’s largest arts and conference venue, the Barbican Centre, and its resident orchestra, the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. The School has also developed partnerships with three other key organisations – the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House and the Academy of Ancient Music – organisations that contribute significantly to our programmes of study and provide Guildhall students with many exciting opportunities.



Contact Details

Address Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT
Tel +44 (0) 20 7628 2571
Fax +44 (0) 20 7256 9438