Conductor: CBSO SO Vocal
Ula is a choral animateur, singer, teacher trainer, conductor and workshop leader whose work has taken her as far afield as Poland, Ukraine, Thailand, China and New Zealand. A former “Outstanding” (Ofsted 2004) primary school teacher, Ula is now Vocal Projects Leader for Sandwell Music and Arts Service where she works with schools and teachers to promote classroom and choral singing. As a co-founder of music education organisation Vocal.Point, Ula is also a lead vocal strategy consultant for Dudley Performing Arts.
As well as singing with the renowned choir Ex Cathedra, Ula is one of their lead education vocal tutors and co-created Ex Cathedra Education’s internationally acclaimed and award winning Singing Playgrounds project.
As Head of Events for the National Choral Organisation, Sing for Pleasure, Ula organises conducting and singing courses across the UK and abroad. She is also a regular conducting tutor for the organisation and Course Director for their annual Summer School.
A trained choral conductor, Ula currently conducts SO Vocal (a 200-strong community choir run by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and the Birmingham City Council Choir (as featured in the 2013 BBC2 programme ‘The Choir’). She is the founder and Musical Director of Echo Doliny (a national Polish folk choir) and the National Teachers’ Choir.
As well as guest conducting at national and international events, Ula is regularly invited to lead singing, training, and corporate workshops for organisations including ABCD, G4S, Glyndebourne, NAME, NYCOS, Music Mark, Sing Up and numerous music services across the UK.