James Rae
Adjudicator: Wind 13-15 and 16-18 classes

James Rae is one of Europe’s most published writers of educational wind music, having at present over 120 publications to his credit. His music includes instrumental jazz study books, tutors, transcriptions and many volumes of duets. Many of his publications are to be found on all the major wind examination syllabuses. In 1990 he compiled the first Jazz Clarinet and Saxophone syllabus for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

As a freelance clarinetist and saxophonist, James Rae has worked professionally in nearly every possible musical situation from West End musicals to engagements with some of the country’s major orchestras. 

James Rae has tutored and conducted on many courses over the last 25 years including the highly popular Northern Saxophone Course. He is currently saxophone professor for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.