Musical Director

Michael Longden

Michael graduated from Bath Spa University with first class honours in Music, having also won the performance prize for his final recital. During his time studying he conducted the university madrigal choir, was assistant musical director on the musical Honk! and conducted excerpts for the main choir. He also began to take professional engagements - he worked as a soloist for several local choral societies, sung second bass in the award winning Noctis Chamber Choir and was first the assistant conductor and then conductor for Key Voices choir in Keynsham.

Michael moved to Glasgow in 2014 to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated from the Vocal Studies course with a Masters degree in 2016. Michael remains in Glasgow, continuing his portfolio career as a solo and ensemble singer, conductor and music educator. He is currently the bass for the Oran Consort, makes regular appearances with the professional choirs at Paisley Abbey and Glasgow Cathedral (which he has also conducted from time to time) and continues to perform as a soloist for various choirs and choral societies. Away from performing he has a private music studio in Glasgow teaching singing and piano. He also teaches in the Conservatoire's Juniors department.

Michael took on the role of Musical Director with Edinburgh Police Choir in April 2017 after being lured by their variety of repertoire and their innate connection to performance across a variety of styles.

In his spare time Michael is a keen baker, which has the added bonus of often leading to cake at rehearsals.

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