Our team of Directors, Accompanists and Section Leaders grows with the choir.  We also have a fantastic team of Volunteers, without whom our choirs could not run. Find out about volunteering opportunities on the 'Work With Us' page.

EMMA BRADNUM, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

·    A founder and director of BAYC

·    Owner of Bradnum Vocals

·    Musical Director of Ilkley Youth Choir and Morrisingers choir

·    Assistant Musical Director at Baildon Village Voices

·    Principal of Stagecoach Performing Arts Bradford (April 2009 - December 2018)

·    Assistant Musical Director of Stagecoach North East Regional Choir (2014 - 2018)

·    Certified Level 3 Instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement

·    Trained in choral conducting (Association of British Choral Directors and Dr Michael Barrett)

·    Trained in teaching children and young voices (Jenevora Williams)

·    Participant in choral workshops led by John Rutter and Bob Chilcott

·    Diploma in singing and Grade 8 flautist

·    A singing teacher, Vocal Coach and instrumental teacher (flute, piccolo, saxophone, piano)

·    Holds a certificate in Vocal Health First Aid (Vocal Health Education)

·    A member of the Association of Teachers of Singing and the British Voice Association

·    Has received training in Understanding Autism through Amaze Autism 

BECS LEIGHTON, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

·    A founder and director of BAYC

·    Owner of Becs Leighton Music

·    Accompanist for Ilkley Youth Choir

·    Accompanist and arranger for Barnsley Singers to April 2019

·    Accompanist and arranger for Baildon Village Voices 2016 - 2019

·    Trained in choral conducting by the Association of British Choral Directors and Dr Michael Barrett

·    Trained by Kodály UK in musicianship education and conducting

·    Trained in teaching young voices by Jenevora Williams

·    Trained in teaching singing by Vocal Process

·    A qualified piano, flute and music theory teacher (DipLCM)

·    A published arranger and composer

·    ABRSM Grade 8 pianist and LCM Grade 8 flautist

·    A member of the Musician's Union, the British Flute Society, and the Curious Piano Teachers

·    A Speech and Language Therapist specialising in Learning Disabilities (BMed Sci Hons, MClinRes)

All our Musical Directors hold enhanced DBS checks, and up-to-date certificates in Paediatric First Aid, First Aid At Work, Safeguarding and Child Protection.  BAYC is a member of Making Music and holds relevant insurances.