Founder & Artistic Director
Mandy has been Head of Music in Lochgelly High School
Mandy was awarded an Artist Teacher Diploma in 1997 (Chicago) and Master Teacher Certificate in Choral Music Education in 1999 (Chicago) from Dr Doreen Rao as part of The Choral Music Experience Institute. She regularly teaches on the Faculty of the CME Institute in addition to her role as Executive Director with responsibility for UK and Europe.
Early in 2000 Mandy was awarded The Paul Harris Fellowship by The International Rotary Foundation in recognition of her positive contribution to music making within the community.
She has been Choral Director of Dunfermline Choral Union since 1993 and is thankful for the pleasure and privilege of working with a such an enthusiastic and committed group of singers.
Mandy founded Dunfermline Junior Chorus in 2005. The organisation has gone from strength to strength and now has four choirs and a membership of around 100 young people aged 6 to 17 years. Members of DJC have experienced the thrill of performing in Carnegie Hall, New York, the Royal Festival Hall, London and the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.
She works enthusiastically at regional, national, and international level to further the cause of music making: Depute Principal Assessor for Higher Music for The Scottish Qualifications Authority; Administrator of The Fife Festival of Music, Musical Director of Dunfermline Choral Union, and Artistic Director of Dunfermline Junior Chorus.
Mandy is in great demand as a workshop practitioner in Choral Music Education and is an experienced teacher of choral conducting (in UK, Ireland, Canada, and the USA). In October 2019 she returned to St Louis to undertake her ninth Conducting/Teaching residency with the St Louis Children’s Choirs and Music Teachers in the St Louis district.
She continues to give thanks for a life richly blessed with music making and like-minded friends.