Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist, and is founder and Musical Director of Blossom Street. She is also Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Chiswick Choir and the Music Makers of London. Her project work includes acting as guest conductor of ensembles. These include the BBC Singers, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir and the University of Greenwich Choir. In addition, she was chorus master of the BBC Symphony Chorus and Royal Academy of Music Symphony Chorus.
In 2017, she began working at the Royal Academy of Music as a BMus Lecturer. She runs an annual project with Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, alongside Blossom Street & the RAM composition department. Read more
In addition, she is conductor of P&O Ferries Choir, the group which won the BBC2 series The Choir, and which she met whilst filming for the series.
Hilary gained a Distinction for an MMus in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music with Patrick Russill. She also won three choral conducting prizes. She received a Distinction for an MA in Vocal Studies at the University of York. Most recently, Hilary undertook an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in singing at Trinity College of Music.
Following her studies, she returned to the RAM as the Meaker Fellow 2012-13. She was the first choral conductor to have been thus honoured. In 2018, the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) made Hilary an Associate. In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary also acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. She is a founder member of the Voices of London Festival, and is also a published and prize-winning composer.