The focus across the two days will be on education in the broadest possible sense: from creating a successful learning environment for choristers, to providing equality of access, and building sustainable partnerships. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion, questions and practice, in sessions led by leading musicians, educators and cultural leaders. At the end of the conference, an action planning session will allow delegates to discuss lessons learnt and actions to be taken.
A virtual conference pass costs £10. This includes the opportunity to review sessions again online.
Sign in or create an account below. Then click 'register myself', and select the sessions you would like to attend. You can attend as many as you like at no additional cost, but you will need to register for each one in order to receive the Zoom link.
All sessions will be held via Zoom.
- Where does cathedral music sit within the national picture? with Simon Toyne, Executive Director of Music at the David Ross Education Trust
- From outreach to partnership with Tom Leech, Director of the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme, and Tom Daggett, Organ Outreach Fellow at St Paul’s Cathedral
- Shaping your cathedral music ecosystem in a post-covid world chaired by Tansy Castledine, Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral, with Christopher Gray, Director of Music at Truro, Vicky Johnson, Precentor at York Minster, Hugh Morris, Director of the RSCM, Natasha Morris, Development Director at Cathedral Music Trust and Stephen Moore, Director of Music at Llandaff.
- Embedding diversity in the talent pipeline led by Rob Adediran, consultant, educationalist and former executive director of the education charity Music Masters
- The whole chorister: creating an effective learning environment led by music pedagogical experts, Don Gillthorpe (Assistant Principal at Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy) and Catherine Beddison (Deputy Head at Cranleigh Prep School and Trustee of Sing for Pleasure)
See the full programme and timings below.
Who is it for?
The conference is aimed principally to those working in cathedral music, however we warmly welcome anyone with a personal or professional interest in cathedral music.
We are deeply grateful to the Tanner Trust for their support of this initiative
About our vision
As part of our work as an organisation encouraging and supporting excellence and best practice, we at Cathedral Music Trust want both to challenge and inspire attendees as we look to develop a future for cathedral music that is better, stronger and fairer for all those involved.
Our grants help maintain and develop the work of choral foundations across the UK and Republic of Ireland. In 2021 the Trust oversaw the distribution of nearly half a million pounds in funding for choral foundations to support their work this year.