Caitlin is a conductor, singer and teacher based in West Yorkshire. She gained her degree in Music and Spanish at the University of Leeds, where she specialised in vocal performance and teaching, and was awarded First Class Hons. With a background as a classically trained soprano, she also has a keen interest in jazz, opera, gospel, world music and early music.
After directing the Leeds University Chorus whilst at university, in 2015 Caitlin was awarded a Sing for Pleasure Young Conducting Scholarship. She went on to work with Durham and Barnsley Music Services as a singing teacher, vocal development strategist, choral director and national curriculum music teacher (2015-16 and 2017-18, respectively). Other choral director positions have included leading the Darlington Youth Choir, the Penistone Children’s Choir, members of the National Youth Choirs GB Chamber Choir and most recently the award-winning young adult choir Leeds Vocal Movement. She is also an Assistant Director of the world-renowned Barnsley Youth Choir’s new Junior Choir for 4-7 year-olds, and is the recent recipient of a prestigious Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship from the British Kodály Academy.
Caitlin’s jazz band, Midnight Garden, play regularly at events around the UK. She has also embarked on an original musical project, the Caitlin Mayall Trio, who gave their debut performances at festivals in summer 2017 and are currently in the process of recording their first album, ‘The Sounds and the Circles’. She has sung as a soprano in numerous choral ensembles, including the Ebor Singers, Leeds University Chamber Choir and the Hallé Youth Choir and as a soloist for Latin American bands Agua Pasa, Tarantismo and Los Camaradas.