Maria Mullin BA LRSM MISM
Founder and Director of the Great Yorkshire Chorus, Maria Mullin, has a lifelong passion for music and extensive experience working with choirs. She loves to see the positive power of singing at work in people, building confidence and bringing joy.
Maria studied music at the University of York, where she took a special interest in conducting and developed great enthusiasm for choirs. Since this time she has directed many choirs, including the Jubilee Gospel Choir, groups in schools, offices and most recently Bradford and Leeds All For One Choirs. Her work has presented fantastic opportunities to direct choirs on stage with artists including Leona Lewis, Russell Watson, G4 and Blake, as well as performing in top venues such as Leeds Grand Theatre and Hull City Hall.
Maria is a skilled pianist and music arranger, having arranged many songs for the various choirs she has worked with. She is also a highly experienced saxophonist, having played for over 20 years both as a classically trained and jazz player. In 2015 Maria was awarded the prestigious Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music diploma in Saxophone Performance in recognition of her achievements. Maria is a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Association of British Choral Directors.
Maria lives in Shipley with her husband and young son. She is very excited to have the opportunity to start up the Great Yorkshire Chorus in this wonderful region. Maria hopes to use her experience to create an excellent, forward thinking choir that will enrich many lives through the power of music and song.