Musical Direction

Meet Ed Temple, our Musical Director

Ed is a freelance educator, conductor and music consultant. He studied music at Manchester University, where he conducted the University Chamber Orchestra, directed several shows, and studied the cello with Jonathan Price.
Ed continued postgraduate studies in Manchester by completing his PGCE in Music and English.

Ed has extensive experience of conducting choirs, orchestras and bands having led a regional music centre for Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust as well as being appointed a Director of Music in several schools and academies and Performing Arts Colleges, including Derby High School. Here he directed an annual choral society, conducting large scale choirs and orchestras at Derby Cathedral. His choirs have been broadcast on Radio 4’s Daily Service and the wind bands have won numerous awards at regional and national festivals.

Ed has conducted productions at the Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester, The Derngate Theatre, Northampton, and the School’s Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

He has conducted the Derby Concert Orchestra in numerous concerts between 2016 and 2021.

Ed teaches piano, cello, music theory, GCSE and A level music, in addition to composing and arranging his own music and writing and consulting on educational resources and publications.