Week One 28 July to 4 August
Week Two 4 to 11 August
Weeks 1 & 2 extra curricular activities
Amy Bebbington is a passionate advocate for choral singing and
choral conductor training. She is sought after for her dynamic and
engaging teaching style, and her wealth of choral pedagogical experience.
Graduating with First Class Honours and a Master’s Degree in Piano
Performance (UK), Amy went on to be awarded a Doctor of Musical
Arts, specialising in Choral Conducting (USA). She is Director of Training
for the Association of British Choral Directors and tutors on their extended
courses. She also co-leads the Licentiate Diploma Course (Choral
Conducting, Teaching) and takes the Undergraduate Aural Skills Choir
at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2018, Amy co-founded and adjudicated at the London International Choral Conducting Competition. She has also worked closely with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as Course Director, Guest Artist and Musicianship Tutor. She was a choral conducting clinician at the International Summer School for the Association of Irish Choirs and has taught conducting at Queen’s College, Cambridge, for The Royal College of Organists (Oxford) and the Hallé Youth Choir. She has worked on BBC2’s The Choir: Sing While You Work and led choral direction training days for the Military Wives’ Choirs’ Foundation. As a teacher trainer/animateur, Amy has worked for Youth Music, Trinity/Open University, Glyndebourne Education, Sing for Pleasure and Music for Life. She has choral works published by Banks Music Publications (UK). Amy is in great demand as a choral clinician, mentor and teacher and is currently Musical Director for Holmbury Choral Society, Sir William Perkins’ School Chamber Choir and Note Bene. She is also a choral consultant for the Vaughan Williams’ Singers.
Charlie Penn graduated from the University of Birmingham where he studied piano with Joseph Middleton. He has a busy freelance timetable as a versatile musician specialising in work with choirs of all ages and abilities. Charlie is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, previously joining the music staff for the award winning Grimes on the Beach in Aldeburgh. On stage in the UK
and Australia, he has appeared in Orpheus, an original piece devised and performed by Little Bulb Theatre, and as Keyboard 1 in an exciting new orchestration of the Threepennny Opera for the renowned Salzburg Festival. He has even made a brief appearance on the BBC’s The One Show, teaching Lee Mack some basic piano vamping!