Stephen is currently Director of Music at Bryanston School and was previously Director of Music at Uppingham School for 11 years. He has a national reputation and exceptional links in the music world. With a strong background in choral music, Stephen has led diverse and thriving music programmes in two leading co-educational boarding schools and is looking forward to taking on the baton in sustaining and building on Shrewsbury’s national- and indeed international- reputation for excellence in music.
Stephen writes, “It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed as the new Director of Music at Shrewsbury School. John has done an exceptional job during his tenure of 31 years in the role; that he leaves a great legacy is quite the understatement. It is a great honour and privilege to be tasked with leading the department in this next chapter in Shrewsbury’s musical life and I look forward to working with the pupils, staff and the wider community as we explore both Shrewsbury’s traditions and new ways of fashioning music education.”
Music-making is a huge part of what we do at Shrewsbury and it is widely regarded as one of the jewels in the Salopian treasure chest. We are excited to have appointed a worthy successor to John and are greatly looking forward to Stephen’s arrival to Shropshire as he seeks to continue and develop our varied and thriving programme.