Musical Director

Jean Stanley Jones MBE

Jean Stanley Jones is acknowledged as one of Britain’s leading vocal trainers, choral conductors and adjudicators.

In recognition of her success, she has received numerous national and international awards, including special prizes for conducting and musicianship at the Bartok Festival in Hungary and at International Festivals in Italy, Budapest, Prague, Brittany and Cork. In the UK, awards include the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, the Elgar Festival, Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year, BBC Let the People Sing Competition and Llangollen International Eisteddfod. She was also awarded first prize at the BBC Wales Television Arts Awards for her dedication to and promotion of singing, and her policy of commissioning new works.

Jean is the founder and Musical Director of the internationally acclaimed Sirenian Singers; an adult mixed voice choir who were the first Welsh choir to win the prestigious Choir of the World Competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, together with numerous accolades throughout Europe and the UK. She also founded and is conductor of the Flintshire Senior County Youth Choir and the Four Counties Mixed Youth Choir; the latter involving talented senior students from High Schools and Colleges across Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Jean was the inaugural conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir and from 1999 – 2001 became the Musical Director of the National Youth Choir of Wales.

Jean has served on many adjudicating panels throughout the U.K. and abroad, including the first National Choir Olympics held in Linz, Austria, the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales and the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. In recognition of her contribution to music in Wales, the University of Wales conferred on her an Honorary Degree of Master of Music in 2000 and in 2004 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Jean is Head of the Music Service for Flintshire, and in the 2007 Birthday Honours List Jean was given an MBE for her services to choral music.


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