Introducing the Heads of Schools at Leeds Conservatoire

By Gemma Cross


Leeds Conservatoire is renowned both nationally and internationally for its creative and innovative approach for specialist teaching of music and the performing arts. With a vision to not only lead in music and performing arts education within the north, it also aspires to be a world-leading choice for applicants from around the globe.

The conservatoire has implemented an exciting new academic structure and is delighted to introduce the following appointments:

  • Kari Bleivik as Head of School of Popular Music and Voice
  • Erin Carter as Head of School of Drama
  • Craig Golding as Head of School of Music Production and Events
  • Jamil Sheriff as Head of School of Music and Education

Kari, Erin, Craig and Jamil, whose expertise is outlined below, will each lead a school of specialist highly trained teaching staff with significant reputations.

Leeds Conservatoire values excellence and elite training in all forms of music and performance making, and so offers the broadest range of genres of any conservatoire in Europe, giving its students unrivalled opportunities for collaboration. It seeks the new artforms of the future, valuing experimentation and creative risk, and exposing its students, staff and audiences to new artistic experiences.

The responsibilities of the new school Heads involve expanding upon the conservatoire's achievements, the development of new and innovative programmes, along with championing excellence and sustainable change. The student experience and ability to succeed continue to be key as well as commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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By Gemma Cross

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