Craig Lees

Craig Lees Senior Lecturer; Popular Music, MA Music

BA (Hons) Music (Pop)

Together with his choirs, Craig has performed at numerous prestigious venues and events, including The Royal Festival Hall (London, 2016), MIPCOM (Cannes, 2017) and Children In Need (Wembley Arena, 2018) as well as appearing on television broadcasts for the BBC, ITV, RTE, Channel 4 & Sky. Craig has delivered workshops/presentations internationally as a choral director and workshop leader. These have included (but are not limited to) the Pan-European Voice Conference (Italy, 2015), The International Congress of Voice Teachers (Sweden, 2017), Gospel Rising Festival (Ireland 2018 & 2019), Choice For Voice (UK, 2021), The UK Choir Festival (UK 2019, 2022, 2023) the Hamburg Voice Symposium (Germany 2016, 2022, 2023), The International Tutorial Symposium (Austria, 2023) and the National Singing Symposium (UK 2023).

Craig has delivered educational projects and Masterclasses for the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Leeds Playhouse, Wakefield Theatre Royal and ‘Mind The Gap Theatre Company’ (England's largest learning-disability theatre house). In 2016 & 2017 he also collaborated with leading technology manufacturer TC-Helicon, on a unique ‘electronic choir’ project. In 2021, Craig was an external advisor to the Welsh Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts (WAVDA) during the creation of a selection of their Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, and in 2024 will be working as an external practitioner for the School of International Art (SIA) in China.

 

Quote: 'Where words fail, music speaks'

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