Bebbington – Musical Director
Amy Bebbington was born in Whitchurch, Shropshire. She began her piano training at the age of eight with Mrs. Gillian Yearsley,
continued her studies with Mr. John Gough and became an Associate of the
London College of Music at the age of seventeen. For Piano Performance, Amy
attained a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours in 1996, and a
Master of Arts degree in 1997, both from The University of Huddersfield. In
2005, she became a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, having
studied with Dr. John Dickson at Texas Tech University, USA.
As a choral singer, Amy has performed with Rodolphus, Choros Amici,
Canzonetta and The Texas Tech University Choir, and has appeared on BBC1
and BBC Radio 3. She has performed at choral conferences in England (Birmingham Symphony Hall) and in America (San Antonio, Little Rock, Los Angeles). Amy was
the repetiteur for the UK’s first all-female opera company, Opera Femina,
and for Lakeland Opera. She also worked as a pianist with The Shout on
their community project, Sea Tongue, as part of the Huddersfield
Contemporary Music Festival.
Whilst in Yorkshire, Amy directed The Huddersfield People’s Choir
and The Bradford University Singers. She also worked as a choral animateur
for Yorkshire Youth and Music, youngchoirs.net, Youth Music and Sing for
Pleasure. Her choral compositions have been performed by several British
and American choral ensembles, most notably by The Joyful Company of
Singers at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Choros Amici at The Wigmore Hall and
the Texas Tech University Choir.
Amy currently works in Halton as a vocal animateur and Youth Choir
director and conducts Good Company (Walsall) and Stone Choral Society. The
remainder of her time is spent conducting, training teachers and choral
conductors, leading vocal workshops, composing and teaching.