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This website describes the courses that were on offer in both 2020 and 2021 prior to the schools being cancelled.

This is to give you an idea of the range of courses, the expertise of our tutors and the standard of performance materials.

Susan Hollingworth studied voice at The Royal Northern College of Music. In 1990 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for her work with choirs and studied in Hungary. In 2008, she won The BBC Choir of the Year competition with The Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir.  With this choir, she performed at the opening ceremony of the Millennium Dome and at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2010 she was awarded Choir Master of the Year by the Gramophone Magazine and 2013 she received a Royal Philharmonic Award for co-directing and commissioning Cycle Song, a large community opera for the Cultural Olympiad which included over 1000 participants.

She has also directed her own family Prom in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. co-directing and commissioning Cycle Song, a large community opera for the Cultural Olympiad which included over 1000 participants. She has also directed her own family Prom in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.

She is music director of the Sine Nomine International Touring Choir, a choir in which the majority of the singers are themselves choral directors. This choir regularly performs at festivals in both the UK and abroad. She also conducts the  Grimsby Philharmonic Choir and Scunthorpe Choral Society as well as being music director of the Lydian Choir. Sue is in demand as a conductor trainer, workshop leader and choir trainer and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music. She is a vice-president of the Association of British Choral Directors and in 2018 was awarded the Chair’s Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to choral music nationally.

She is a vice-president of the Association of British Choral Directors and in 2018 was awarded the Chair’s Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to choral music nationally. In the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honors List, Sue was awarded a British Empire Medal for her contributions to music and choral singing.



Timothy Uglow is a versatile, dynamic and inspiring conductor, organist and harpsichordist whose work has been heard on all UK classical radio stations and beyond.  He is the Director of Music at Worksop College and North Notts Chamber Choir, having previously been Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He has numerous CD recordings to his name: early recordings date back to his time as a chorister at Wells Cathedral, whilst in more recent ones he features as organist or conductor. As an organist, he has performed as a soloist in many of the UK’s leading cathedrals and concert halls and he brings to the summer school a wealth of experience working with both amateur and professional choirs.