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 gospel, jazz, world music, early music and musicals.
After directing the Leeds University Chorus whilst at university, in 2015 Caitlin was awarded a Sing for Pleasure Young Conducting Scholarship. Since then, she has conducted the Darlington Youth Choir, Durham County Youth Choir, Barnsley Youth Choir, Left Bank Choir, Penistone Children’s Choir and members of the National Youth Choir GB Chamber Choir. Caitlin became director of Leeds Vocal Movement in 2017 and has recently become part of the Hallé’s choral outreach team. She is a co-director and founder of new semi-professional octect, North8, established in 2018.
As an educator, Caitlin has worked for Durham and Barnsley Music Services as a singing teacher, vocal development strategist, choral director and national curriculum music teacher (2015-16 and 2017-19, respectively). She recently received a competitive Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship from the British Kodály Academy and is currently completing a CPD Certificate Course (Level 1) in Music Education. She works part-time as Head of Music at New College Bradford in addition to freelance teaching as a primary music specialist and vocal animateur across Leeds and Bradford.
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.