James Fletcher

Associate Lecturer, Music

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Music

James is a music administrator and classical musician specialising in oboe and piano. He joined Anglia Ruskin as an Associate Lecturer in Music in January 2020.

Email: james.fletcher@aru.ac.uk


Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin, James worked in music administration at Ely Cathedral, playing an active part in shaping and implementing a rich and exciting programme of concerts and events. James was also the Administrator for Ely Cathedral Business Group (2017-2019), focussing on developing the group’s communications strategy and project managing the Cathedral’s annual Celebration of Business.

James studied for his BMus at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Whilst in Birmingham he regularly played oboe for orchestral concerts, recordings and opera performances, including the Conservatoire’s unique triple-bill of Holst’s Savitri, Vaughan-Williams' Riders to the Sea and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, and Birmingham Opera Company’s award-winning production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the disused Carling Academy in 2016.

James has previously worked with students on music courses at Anglia Ruskin as a visiting consultant and keyboard accompanist.

Research interests

  • Music Performance
  • Orchestral Music
  • Choral Music
  • Music Entrepreneurship
  • Social History of Music
  • Philosophy of Music


James currently teaches on the module Entrepreneurship for Music 2 - Placement.


  • BMus (Hons), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians