Director of Music: Jamie Powe

Jamie currently holds a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, where he is studying for an MA degree in choral conducting under Patrick Russill. Jamie was also one of the 2018/19 Young Conducting Scholars with Sing for Pleasure and has worked with Genesis Sixteen as conducting scholar. He was Director of the Chapel Choir of Regent’s Park College, Oxford 2019-2021, and he is currently Musical Director of Laurelin Voices, The Arcadian Singers, and is a guest conductor for The Fourth Choir.

In 2018, he completed his BA degree in Music at Somerville College, Oxford, which included a choral conducting module. Alongside his degree, he also studied choral conducting with Paul Spicer and directed the Somerville Orchestra.

As a tenor, Jamie was a choral scholar at Somerville College (2015-2018), St Mary’s Church, Primrose Hill (2018-20) and now regularly works as a tenor deputy in and around London. He has also performed operatic roles with Handmade Opera, Opera in the City and has performed at the Dorset Opera Festival. Recent roles include Flute (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Daniel (Witch – a new opera by Toby Young), Trio (Trouble in Tahiti) and Bill (A Hand of Bridge).

Jamie studied composition at Oxford with Toby Young and Deborah Pritchard, achieving a first class grade for his composition portfolio. He now continues his studies at The Royal Academy of Music with David Gorton and Gareth Moorcraft, alongside his choral conducting MA. He also regularly arranges for choirs and contemporary a cappella groups, and is currently writing a musical.