Our team grows with the choir.  Meet our team of Musical Directors, Section Leaders and Accompanists here. We also have a growing 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

·    Singing teacher and Vocal Coach

·    Flute, piccolo, saxophone and piano teacher

·    A member of the Association of Teachers of Singing

·    A member of 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

·    Musical Director for local theatre productions

·    Assistant Musical Director for Morrisingers choir

·    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 children and young voices by Jenevora Williams

·    Trained in singing teaching by Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process

·    ABRSM Grade 8 pianist and flautist

·    Published arranger and composer

·    Piano, flute and music theory teacher

·    A member of the Musician's Union

·    A qualified Speech and Language Therapist specialising in Learning Disabilities and       Autistic Spectrum Conditions

ELLIOT BROADFOOT, SECTION LEADER

·    A member of BAYC Advanced Choir

·    BAYC Section Leader for male / changed voices

·    Previously a member of Stagecoach North East Regional Choir

·    A singer and performer on stage from an early age, trained by Stagecoach Bradford

·    Regularly takes lead roles in local musical theatre productions

·    Musical Theatre Coach at Stagecoach Skipton 

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. 

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