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Ellie Calver, Director of Music

Ellie Calver became our Director of Music in September 2016.

Ellie is a graduate of Worcester College, Oxford. She studied Music, with specialisms in Composition, Performance and Orchestration, and additionally held a choral scholarship. Since leaving university, Ellie has qualified as a teacher and spent eleven years running music departments through both the primary and secondary age ranges.

She has extensive experience as a choral trainer of both adults and young people, and in recent years has taken her girls' choirs to perform in a variety of prestigious venues, including Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, New York's Carnegie Hall, and the main stage at Disneyland! Ellie has also taught singing privately and, as part of a stage school, has been Musical Director for many youth shows, such as Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Fame, Bugsy Malone, West Side Story and We Will Rock You.

As well as training and conducting choirs, Ellie enjoys singing professionally, performing recitals and working as a soloist for oratorio performances. She also writes A-level resources for the publisher ZigZag Education, and works as an examiner for A-level music.