Head, Bolton Music Service

Carolyn graduated with a Master of Music from Manchester University in 1984 and has followed this with a career in music education. After teaching music in primary and secondary schools Carolyn joined Bolton Music Service in 1999, as an Advanced Skills teacher. Since taking up the post of Head of Bolton Music Service in 2007 she has focused on increasing the impact of the service with local schools and other stakeholders, working with a wider range of partners and creating a secure profile for music education, both locally and further afield. Bolton Music Service is now the lead partner in the Greater Manchester Music Hub.

Carolyn is Head of Bolton Music Service and leads the GM Music Hub. She is currently a board member at the RNCM, Chetham’s School of Music and the new charity Trust Music. She contributes to the national music education landscape through her work as a member of the ABRSM Music Education Advisory Board and other Arts Council advisory groups. Her musical expertise lies in choral training and direction and she currently directs a number of local youth and adult choirs. She was awarded an MBE in January 2016 for services to music and the community in Bolton.

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