I studied orchestral conducting with John Longstaff at Huddersfield University, and choral conducting with Peter Broadbent, Therees Tcak-Hibbard and Jo McNally (ABCD). I gained my Doctoral Degree in Choral Conducting under the guidance of Dr. John Dickson at Texas Tech University, USA.
"Amy, It was nothing short of sheer pleasure from start to end. You do wonders with that choir with relatively little rehearsal and they sounded vibrant and energised throughout the day. A wonderful honour to have my piece performed again.”
Craig McLeish, Composer
I bring a fresh, dynamic and creative approach to choral leadership and enjoy all levels of choral training. I have held numerous Musical Directorship posts over the years, ranging from Youth and Community Choirs to Choral Societies and Chamber Choirs. I recently held a five-year post as Musical Director for the Royal College of Music Junior Department Choirs, and worked on BBC2’s The Choir: Sing while you work (second series) as MD for the Sainsburys choir.
I currently conduct the Royal Academy of Music Aural Skills Choir, Holmbury Choral Society (consistent winners of the Leith Hill Musical Festival), Harlequin Chamber Choir, Nota Bene (Stevens and Bolton Law Firm choir), Corra Sound (female voice ensemble), First Dance Singers and the Sir William Perkins's School Chamber Choir. I am also the Choral Consultant for the newly formed Vaughan Williams Singers.
I always aim to plan diverse and interesting programmes for my choirs, ranging from Baroque works with period ensembles, through to Gospel music complete with band, and everything in between. New commissions and world premieres have also been initiated and performed. For more information please visit: Holmbury St Mary Choral Society and Vaughan Williams Singers