DORIAN KELLY - Musical Director
Our Musical Director, appointed in March 2014, is Dorian Kelly. Educated at Reading
Grammar School, Dorian went on to study trumpet and piano at the Royal College of
Music Junior Department (part-time), followed by Trinity College of Music (full-time).
After leaving college he worked as an instrumental music teacher and a
freelance trumpet player (with performance credits including Frank Sinatra,
Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond, Jamie Cullum, The Temptations and The Drifters).
In 2005 Dorian relocated from Berkshire to Yorkshire and switched his attention
to composition. Since then he has composed and recorded the music for over 30
short films, animations and documentaries and has had 200+ media music tracks published,
resulting in usage in the UK, USA, Canada, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Finland,
New Zealand & Singapore, including Sky 1, Sky 2, Discovery Channel, Lion TV, Living TV,
including BBC 2 & BBC 1Xtra, and Radio.
In 2010 Dorian returned to studying and completed an ALCM (Composition) in 2011, followed by an LLCM (Composition) in 2012, as an external student with the London College of Music. During this time Dorian composed numerous choral works (SATB, SSA & TTBB), ensemble arrangements and several music-based educational resources, which are published on his own web site www.modalmusic.biz .
Dorian is also the Musical Director of Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir and the Halifax Cube Choir.
He works as an examiner for Edexcel (Music Technology), and Trinity College London (Rock & Pop syllabus), and is a brass teacher for Hope Bank Works and Bradford Music Service (including working with groups of hearing impaired children).