CAROL GREEN began her musical life as a flautist before moving into music education: she has taught flute, singing and piano to individuals, groups and classes of all ages. She developed her interest in choral music when she found she was expected to conduct a church choir in her first teaching post. Realising she didn’t really know what she was doing she undertook conductor training by ‘Sing for Pleasure’. This changed her life (she met her husband there) and career.
Carol has since worked as a choral animateur leading projects and workshops in probably half the schools in Worcestershire as well as much further afield. For some years Carol led the singing outreach programme for Worcester Cathedral, which included establishing two outreach choirs. The last three projects she has worked on having culminated in a massed schools choir performance with professional orchestra at Worcester Cathedral.
Carol is passionate about all areas of music education and has been an advisory teacher for The Voices Foundation and a conductor trainer for Sing for Pleasure. She is a tutor with Buckingham University for PGCE students. In 2005 Carol was awarded a Churchill Fellowship (www.wcmt.org.uk) in recognition of her singing work in education, enabling her to travel to Hungary and Canada to study best practice in class and in choir.
Carol has conducted choirs through most of her career and currently conducts The Hills Singers, a Malvern-based chamber choir, and Worcester Young Voices, comprising three choirs of 5-16 year olds. She has recently become an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM). Carol sings in the international touring choir Sine Nomine and locally in the vocal octet Serenata.