We use a number of excellent tutors to assist us in our course production. Our highly skilled team are all members of Sing for Pleasure and bring a range of experiences as professional conductors, musicians, teachers, trainers, adjudicators and workshop leaders. In addition to our Management Team and Trustees, who are regular course tutors, we have recently engaged the following professionals:
Carol Green is a freelance choral conductor, animateur, teacher and advisory teacher. She directs The Hills Singers, the Malvern Sing for Pleasure Choir, Worcester Young Voices and until recently the Worcester Cathedral Junior Girls and Junior Boys Choirs. In 2005 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research methods of achieving choral excellence. She is Senior Advisory Teacher for the Voices Foundation, animateur for ‘Sing UK’, a PGCE tutor for Buckingham University and an examiner for the ABRSM. She also plays and teaches the flute.
Ruth works for Welsh National Opera as a Producer in the Youth & Community Department and is responsible for WNO’s portfolio of community singing and community opera projects. Originally from North Wales and an undergraduate at Oxford University (St Edmund Hall) with a choral scholarship. She completed a MA in music from Bangor University studying voice and editorial musicology. She is an active choral conductor including Côr Dewi Sant (St. David’s Choir), Côr Meibion Caerwys (Caerwys Male Voice Choir), Chester Music Society Alumni Choir and assistant conductor at the North Wales International Music Festival. Alongside her Opera Education work, Ruth is also a vocal animateur for CânSing (Welsh National Schools singing project) leading classroom sessions, teacher training events and jamborees.
Janes conducting experience is rooted in the world of community choirs. Her work has taken her into schools, colleges, community centres, prisons, to Paris, Berlin and all the way to the Sydney Opera House. She is conductor of the choral groups Gay Abandon and Cantabile.
Katy is a Director of Chapel Music at the University of Glasgow. She founded and continues to conduct Glasgow Madrigirls, and also conducts Tartan Tones (John Lewis Glasgow Branch Choir), Scottish Opera’s Community Choir, and choirs for young people at the Glad Foundation. Katy also works with Glasgow University Choral Society and Scotland Sings. She sings with various choirs including Serafine, Sine Nomine and harmony folk-groups Muldoon’s Picnic and Crying Lion. Katy is also editor of the SfP newsletter ‘Vocalise’ and works as part of the SfP Publications team. She has a doctorate in 17th Century Scottish vocal music.