Lydia Jane Pugh
Lydia Jane Pugh became the Glees conductor in 2016 following on in the footsteps of her mother. Under her baton the Glees have been taken on a musical journey of discovery, performing a wide variety of music from the much loved classics to the amazing new music being written by the living composers of today.
Lydia believes that anyone can sing, and that everyone should sing and takes the opportunity to challenge and develop the voices of the Glee members.
Lydia works as a vocal coach, singer, composer and musical director. She studied for a BA in Music from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, followed by a MA in Composition from Leeds College of Music. In 2016 she received the John Owen-Jones Award from the Voice College, enabling her to complete her Advanced Professional Diploma in Teaching Contemporary Singing. She was also the 2017 recipient of the PJ Proby Award for Achievement. As a composer her work has a world wide appeal having been performed and recorded in the UK, Prague. Australia and across the USA. In 2017 Lydia was commissioned to compose a piece to celebrate the Glees 90th anniversary.