Simon Carrington is now Director of the Yale Schola Cantorum and Professor of Choral Conducting at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the School of Music, where he has also led the introduction of a new graduate voice track for singers wishing to specialize in Early Music, Song, and Chamber Ensemble.

From 1994-2001 he was Director of Choral Activities at the University of Kansas, building the graduate conducting programs and taking the Chamber Choir to the ACDA National Convention in 2001, and on tour around the world. From 2001-2003 he held a similar position at the New England Conservatory where he brought the program national recognition and was selected by the students for the Krasner Teaching Excellence award.

Prior to coming to the USA, Professor Carrington was a creative force for 25 years with the King's Singers, which he co-founded while at Cambridge University. He gave 3,000 performances at many of the world's most prestigious festivals and concert halls, made more than 70 recordings, and appeared on countless television and radio programs including nine appearances with the late Johnny Carson! He now maintains an active schedule worldwide as a freelance conductor and choral clinician, leading workshops and masterclasses all over the world, including the Florilège Vocal de Tours, the Marktoberdorf Chamber Choir Competition, the World Symposium on Choral Music in Rotterdam, the International Choral Convention in Singapore, and the Franz Liszt Conservatory of Music in Budapest. Most recently he has conducted youth choirs in the Monteverdi Vespers in Barcelona; the Fauré Requiem in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, and Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland; and the Texas All State Choir; in 2005-06 he will conduct at the Monteverdi Choir Festival in Budapest, lead workshops at the Chamber Choir Festival in Sarteano (Italy), give the keynote address at the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors conference, and conduct at the 11th Tokyo Cantat in Japan.

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