Talented BMS singer and actor, James Probert, has been offered one of only 18 places to study Musical Theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), the National Conservatoire of Wales, from September. Launched in 2021, the three-year undergraduate programme offers students an intensive and immersive training experience covering acting, singing, dance and creative skills enabling them to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.
During his time at BMS, James has embraced every opportunity offered to him by the Performing Arts and Music faculties, which is where his growing passion for Musical Theatre began and has flourished. He has been in every production available to him and most recently played the part of Harold Wilson in the Year 11-13 production of Made in Dagenham. He has sung in the school choirs from Year 3 and this year he also sung with the Groove Collective, the BMS Jazz Quintet and the acclaimed Year 13 Vocal Quartet, performing at festivals and other events locally. Last year he earned the highest result anyone has achieved so far at BMS for the London College of Music’s Diploma in Performance (DipLCM), and he holds a Grade 8 LAMDA acting qualification.
Mary Perry, Director of Music at BMS, explained: “What is so impressive about James is his versatility both as a singer and as an actor which is why he is so suited to musical theatre. His commitment and enthusiasm are second to none and it’s been a delight to be a part of his development. We are very proud of all of his achievements and he will be hugely missed. I am thrilled that he is pursuing a course in Musical Theatre and look forward to following his journey over the next few years.”
James added: “For me this really is an opportunity of a lifetime and I am so excited to be able to pursue something that I am so passionate about at somewhere as prestigious as RWCMD. The staff here at BMS gave me the confidence to apply as I have only ever sung, acted and taken qualifications here at school. It is thanks to the co-curricular programme that I am in the position I am today. BMS is an incredible place and the teachers have always encouraged and supported me to follow my dream.”