Rebecca Berkley, Artistic Director
Rebecca is the subject convenor for the MA in Music Education and BA Primary Education with Music Specialism (QTS), one of the few programmes in the UK training undergraduates as music subject leaders in primary schools. She is the Artistic Director of Music at Reading, and directs Academic Voices. In March 2017, Rebecca started a new children’s choir at the University of Reading called Universal Voices which offers free choral education to children in the area and opportunities for student conductors to learn to conduct by working with the choir. Rebecca also works with Sing for Pleasure, the National Singing Charity, as a singing and musicianship tutor. Previously, she worked for Sing Up as area co-ordinator in Berkshire and for Berkshire Maestros as Area Senior Leader in West Berkshire and a choral animateur. Her current teaching and research interests are teaching musical literacy and musical leadership to primary teachers and encouraging as many people as possible to sing as often as they can.