Dr Elizabeth Stafford

Senior Lecturer: Professional Studies

Biography

Job title: Senior Lecturer: Professional Studies

Courses taught: Professional Studies

Specialisms: Music Education, Small Business, Singing, Choral Conducting

Dr Elizabeth Stafford was born and educated in Birmingham. She studied Music at Durham University, following this with a PhD in Performance Studies at Sheffield University, a PGDip in Vocal Studies at Trinity College of Music and a PGCE in Primary Music at Birmingham City University. She also holds an LTCL in Vocal Teaching from Trinity College London.

As a soloist Elizabeth has won several awards, and has appeared with numerous ensembles in many prestigious venues across the world. She has broadcast as a soloist on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and in 2011, was invited to perform for Princess Michael of Kent. Elizabeth is an experienced choral conductor. In 2009 she was selected for a choral conducting Masterclass with the BBC Singers, and in 2010 she was invited to conduct a massed choir at the Music for Youth Family Prom.

As an educator, Elizabeth has almost two decades experience teaching primary music and secondary vocal. She has worked for five different music education hubs, and was North West Area Leader for the government’s national training programme for whole class instrumental (Wider Opps) teachers which ran from 2007-11. She now runs Music Education Solutions® a teacher development company working to raise the standard of music education worldwide. She is also Programme Leader for the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators at CPD Centre West Midlands, and an Adjudicator Member of The British and International Federation of Festivals.

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