Recognised by the Royal Academy of Music as ‘a singularly distinguished musician’, Emma Warren is an award-winning conductor based in London. Emma currently balances a varied freelance conducting career with her role as Meaker Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, where her year-long project involves curating a concert series of music for upper voice choir and leading workshops for young female conductors. Outside of the Academy, Emma is Artistic Director of Inchant, Music Director of the High Holborn Chamber Choir, Assistant Conductor of the Hackney Festival Chorus, Assistant Conductor of The Hythe Singers, and enjoys regular work as a Deputy Conductor with choirs and orchestras across London and the surrounding area.

Emma attained a Distinction in her Choral Conducting Master’s at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied under Patrick Russill with scholarships from the RAM and the Royal College of Organists (Leonard Freestone Scholarship). Upon graduation, Emma was awarded the Sir Thomas Armstrong Prize for Choral Leadership and the Alumni Prize for ‘a singularly distinguished musician’. During her studies, Emma worked with ensembles including the Academy Chamber Choir, the BBC Singers, and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, participating in high-profile masterclasses with conductors including Sofi Jeannin, David Hill, Paul Brough and Eamonn Dougan. Prior to this, Emma obtained a First Class Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Birmingham, where she majored in Conducting and was mentored by Simon Halsey CBE.

Emma’s conducting is underpinned by her own experiences as a singer. While at the Academy, she studied singing with Alex Ashworth, and now freelances with professional church and chamber choirs in London. She has a keen interest in singing technique and vocal health, and wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the differing approaches to breathing technique in singing pedagogies since the 1500s. Emma also holds a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) diploma in Vocal Technique and Singing Teaching.