Harriet Johnson - Musical Director
Born in Staffordshire, Harriet was brought up in a highly
musical family thus fuelling her great passion for music. She began singing at a very early age and has always sung with many choirs
including the English Concert Singers. It is through her choral training that she has developed as a concert singer, performing in choirs
and as a soloist at venues all across the country including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall and National
In recent years Harriet has taken a special interest in
anatomy and physiology of the voice and is a prime advocator of vocal health and safe singing. She continues her own development as a
singer and singing teacher at The Royal Academy of Music in London, where she has the privilege of training under some of the best voice
specialists in the world.
Since graduating from the department of music at The
University of Sheffield, Harriet has been teaching singing and music in schools and colleges throughout Staffordshire and Yorkshire. She
was a resident teacher of singing and music at SLP College, a specialist Performing Arts college in Leeds for a number of years but has
recently accepted a new post as Lecturer in Music, in North Staffordshire.
In 2006 Harriet took a conducting post with The University
of Sheffield Singersí Society, directing the societyís Small Groups, Socii Cantorum and the Ladies Choir. Both choirs are young, thriving
and successful and are highly acclaimed performers for the University and South Yorkshire.
Her role as a choral director has led to her working a
number of exciting projects for TV and Radio including the BBC and ITV. On such projects she works as a director, vocal coach and music
Harriet is delighted to be working with Stone Choral Society
and is looking forward to returning to her home county.