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Beth Taylor

BethBeth is approaching her final year of undergraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (BMusHons), taught under Margaret Izatt. She aims to be enrolled on the MMusVocal performance course at either RCS or The Conservatoire National de Lyon from October 2016. Before this, Beth was the youngest graduate in the UK to be awarded a Diploma in Music from the Open University, aged 18.

Currently, Beth is involved in a number of musical and educational projects. Her most recent achievement is her experience as an alto scholar on the Genesis Sixteen programme, under the tutelage of Harry Christophers CBE, Eamonn Dougan and members of the widely acclaimed ensemble “the Sixteen”. Over the course of the year, Beth worked alongside the very best of the Baroque ensemble scene, including the Sixteen, RWCMD Ensemble and the Academy of St Martin-in the Fields.

As a passionate performer, Beth has collaborated with many musicians and is highly regarded as a soloist for various choral societies throughout Scotland. This year she will be participating in masterclasses and coaching with Patricia McMahon, Sarah Connolly, Malcolm Martineau, Charlotte Mobbs and Tim Jones of The Sixteen, Karen Cargill and a future session with Joyce DiDonato.

Beth has also recently been appointed Glasgow’s U26 Ambassador Representative for Scottish Opera, where her combined passion for opera will help promote more young people throughout Scotland appreciate world of opera and theatre. She also currently works at Hazelwood School in Bellahouston who, cater for children aged 2-19 with sensory impairments and Additional Support Needs and is a vocal tutor with the Paragon Ensemble.