NYCGB Fellows 2022, Timothy Peters, Olivia Shotton, Jason Ching, Florence Price

Timothy Peters (26)

Timothy grew up in Surrey and went on to live in Sheffield for 5 years, before returning to Surrey to advance his career. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BMus Hons in 2017. He works as a freelance portfolio musician specialising in singing, choral conducting, music education and music production. In addition to this freelance work, his average week sees him singing at Guildford Cathedral as the tenor 1 lay clerk, and teaching music production, DJ’ing, and composition at City of London Freemen’s School. He also facilitates regular musical outreach projects (digitally and in-person) for these two organisations. Beyond this, Timothy enjoys navigating the role that musical performance plays in his life: career or hobby? As a hobbyist, he enjoys keyboard and trombone performance, DJ’ing and playing in any band that produces unique music. 

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Olivia Shotton (27)

Born and raised in London, Olivia recently completed her Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, where she achieved a distinction and received the DipRam award for outstanding performance in a final recital. Olivia is the current Meaker Fellow at the Academy, conducting a series of concerts of music from the Italian convents. Over summer 2021, Olivia was a trainee Assistant Musical Director for British Youth Opera’s production of ‘Hansel and Gretel’, and she progressed to the semi-finals of the DIMA International Choral Conducting Competition.

Olivia previously studied at the University of Sheffield, where she was awarded the Jessop Voices conducting award. During this time, she was appointed as the first woman to sing as a Lay Clerk at Sheffield Cathedral, and she held a Young Conducting Scholarship with Sing for Pleasure (2017-2018). Olivia now sings in several professional London church and chamber choirs, as a soloist for choral society concerts and has performed live with both The Rolling Stones and Ellie Goulding.

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Jason Ching (23)

Born in Durham and currently living in Wimbledon, Jason Ching is a music graduate of Royal Holloway, where he sang in the octet ‘Voce Nova’. Jason has enjoyed various roles as a choral scholar, following his time as a chorister at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, where his love for singing began. He currently teaches music at a secondary school, combined with piano teaching and work as an accompanist. Alongside his musical pursuits, he is a football coach for AFC Wimbledon youth teams. 

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Florence Price (23)

Born in London and currently living in Manchester, Florence Price recently graduated from the University of Manchester where she directed and performed in the University’s chamber choirs and orchestras. She is enthusiastic about working with young people, and has directed youth ensembles including at ProCorda, and as a conductor and teacher for Trafford Music Service. She is an experienced choral singer, currently with Kantos Chamber Choir, and is a HeartEdge Manchester Choral Scholar in association with St Martin in the Fields. She is the Musical Director of Somnium Chamber Choir and the Stockport Male Voice Choir. Florence is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with NYCGB and to further develop her choral leadership skills. 

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