Adrian Goss

Adrian Goss studied piano with Guy Jonson at the Royal Academy of Music and singing with Arthur Reckless at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently with Ian Partridge and holds a degree in composition from Durham University. Formerly Tenor Lay Clerk at Ely Cathedral where he studied organ and composition with Arthur Wills and later Douglas Hawkridge, a deputy Lay Vicar and Vicar Choral at Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, as a tenor soloist in concert work and recitals, he has sung all over the UK and made his London debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1985. His work includes commercial recording and broadcasts for the BBC. He is active as an accompanist and conductor and has given workshops and lectures on vocal and choir training techniques.   He adjudicates for national and regional festivals (including the National Festival of Music for Youth) and was an examiner to the Guildhall School for fifteen years. Formerly a Director of Music at two large independent senior schools he has continued to enjoy a freelance career as a performer and conductor, combining this with his appointment to the Kent Music School as Head of County Groups and Ensembles and Director of the Kent Music Academy for talented singers and instrumentalists. He is also Director of Music at the major parish church of St Swithun’s, East Grinstead. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1999 for achievement within the profession and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.