Shrewsbury School

New Shrewsbury School Director of Music

Thursday 11 June 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Williams to succeed John Moore as Director of Music at Shrewsbury School from September 2020. 

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.

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