Our Musical Directors

Our Musical Directors have been associated with Furness Music Centre since we became an independent organisation in 2011

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Musical Director: Richard Bagnall

Richard is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He has been associated with Furness Music Centre for about 15 years, and was appointed as Musical Director in 2011. Richard is a qualified teacher and works at a primary school in Barrow-in-Furness. A clarinetist by training, he also plays most other woodwind instruments and with his wife Amy he plays guitar in the local ceilidh band 'Wooden Leg'


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Choral Director: Elizabeth Wiejak

Liz is a graduate of Sheffield University and a qualified teacher, currently working in two schools in Barrow-in-Furness. She has been associated with Furness Music Centre for about 15 years, and was appointed as Choral Director in 2011. Liz is a flautist and pianist and teaches both instruments. She looks after our younger members in the Training and Community orchestra, while also managing to slip out to give flute lessons and tutor children and adults in music theory. She is powered by tea and adrenaline on Saturdays!

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