James has written both instrumental and choral works, including Ave Maria, which won first place in the
First Annual Canadian Chamber Choir Young Composers' Competition in 2009. His opera, Baba Yaga: Witch of the
Forest, was performed at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton in Jaunary of 2010 by the Université de Moncton Opera
Workshop. More recently, James wrote The Dawn is Breaking O'er Us, on a poem by Thomas Moore of the same name,
for the New Brunswick Youth Choir. In addition to composing, James has conducted numerous ensembles over the
course of his university career.