Music Director & Conductor

Simon has conducted a number of orchestras, bands and choirs over the years and most recently been the resident MD (Music Director) for both an adult and separate youth musical theatre company. He has also MD’d for many one off productions as diverse as Gilbert & Sullivan and High School Musical! He is an experienced choral trainer and gets some wonderful results from choruses as well as principal performers and has worked at length with actors developing character roles and how a singing voice can be used to enhance characterisation. His choral performances have been acclaimed as well as his work with youth groups whether they are choral or instrumental ensembles or in some case both together!

He has worked a lot with youth theatre and has trained singers and actors to produce some outstanding performances. Some of the more recent productions with youth and school groups both training and as the MD include The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, Bugsy Malone, Oliver, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cast (a special commission), and a wonderful production of Lloyd- Webber's CATs with a cast of 40, 11 to 17 year olds.

Other MD and Conducting work include a youth concert band, many school ensembles, and adult productions of G & S operettas, Oliver, The Boyfriend, Wizard of Oz, an Evening with Gershwin, Half a Sixpence and various pantomimes.

If you or your group requires an MD or conductor then you are in the right place. Please get in touch with Scarpia Music to discuss your requirements.