Patron: Bazil Meade MBE

Craig Lees

Craig is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is also the President
of the British Voice Association (BVA) and Director of The Workplace Choir Company. He
is a Senior Lecturer on the Popular Music Degree at Leeds Conservatoire, where he
founded their Contemporary Pop Choir in 2014. In 2017, he was the Musical Director
behind Leeds Contemporary Singers, a nine piece vocal harmony group that rose to fame
as the winners of BBC One’s Pitch Battle television show.
As a vocal coach Craig has a thriving private practice, with clients appearing on The Voice
UK, The X factor and many more. In 2018 he was also a regional coach for ITV1’s
“Change Your Tune”. As a choral director and workshop leader Craig has presented
internationally on the topic of choral pedagogy and has delivered choral workshops
throughout the UK and abroad. Together with his choirs Craig has performed at numerous
prestigious venues and events, including The Royal Festival Hall (London, 2016),
MIPCOM (Cannes, 2017) and Children In Need (Wembley Arena, 2018).
He has delivered projects for the John Lewis Partnership and Leeds Playhouse and is a
regular facilitator on the Performance Academy Program at ‘Mind The Gap Theatre
Company’ (England’s largest learning-disability theatre house). He has delivered projects
for leading voice technology manufacturer TC-Helicon. Craig has also had the pleasure of
working with chart-topping artist Will Young (whilst on Pitch Battle) and internationally
acclaimed artist Marc Almond.