What I do

music educator  choral director  composer  arranger  organist  pianist  accompanist  audio producer  examiner

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Music Educator

For many years Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School, Stephen is a highly experienced music educator both in the classroom and as a teacher of organ, piano, singing, music theory and composition. He founded and directed the Exeter Cathedral Chorister Outreach Project working in primary schools across the county of Devon.

Choral Director

Stephen is an inspirational choral director with over 20 years of experience in cathedral music. He founded the girl choristers section of Exeter Cathedral Choir in 1994 and directed them in countless services and concerts, in tours across Europe and in the USA, broadcasts and recordings. He directs Isca Voices, a choir of former Exeter Cathedral Choristers, is Associate Musical Director of the Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Budleigh Salterton and Acting Musical Director of the Exeter Bach Choir for the 2021 -2022 season. He is regularly invited to lead choral workshops.

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Composer and Arranger

Stephen has composed and arranged extensively and has twice won national composition awards. His music has been broadcast on radio and in television advertising as well as being featured in several recordings by Exeter Cathedral Choir and Isca Voices. Some of Stephen’s compositions can be heard on the Listen page. He is published by Encore, Hal Leonard and Wonderful Winds.

Organist

Stephen is a versatile and accomplished organist with a wealth of experience in choral accompaniment. He is in demand both as a recitalist and as a continuo player, is accompanist to the Exeter Philharmonic Choir and one half of the organ / piano duo, Organ2.

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Pianist / Accompanist

Few of Stephen’s musical activities would be possible without outstanding keyboard skills whether performing and accompanying across both classical and popular genres or through supporting musicians and ensembles in rehearsal.

Audio Producer and Composer
of Stock (Production) Music

Stephen has produced and edited recordings for Exeter Cathedral Choir and Isca Voices and has mixed virtual choir recordings in both audio and video formats. He composes production music for a wide variety of film or video needs and an introduction to this and his composition and arrangement work can be heard here.

Production music can be auditioned here where it is also available for download and purchase.

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Examiner

Stephen has been an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) since 2008

and serves on both the main and jazz panels.