Musical Director:

For the Summer & Autumn 2018 terms, we welcome back Lynn Dean as our Musical Director.  Lynn is an experienced choral and orchestral conductor and a singer.  Lynn also leads the Wirksworth Community Choir and has maintained her involvement with the orchestra over many years.

Our regular musical director and regular conductor is Adam Green, who has been with the orchestra since 2003. Adam is a graduate of the University of Sheffield, holding a degree in Music and English Literature and a PGCE from the University of Nottingham. He has also studied conducting, most recently at the RNCM.

He has over fourteen years' experience as a conductor, during which time he has worked with choral societies, orchestras, brass bands and various youth groups across the country. In addition to his private teaching commitments, he is active in promoting music for young musicians. He is also a director and trainer for instrumental and choral workshops.

As well as being Musical Director of the Wirksworth Community Orchestra, Adam is the Operations Director of Chesterfield Studios, a performing arts centre promoting music, theatre and dance for all in the Chesterfield area. 


Other conductors:
Before Adam joined us we were regularly conducted by Chris Dixon. We have also worked with Derek Williams (workshops and events in 2012 and 2013), Jonathan Francis (for six months in 2006), Richard Laing (Wirksworth Festival Orchestral Workshops 2006, 2007 and 2008), Jonathan Trout (Orchestral Workshop 2005), and Nick Stacey and David Francis (sectionals and occasional rehearsals).  For the summer term of 2014, we also welcomed Lynn Dean to the conductor's rostrum. 

Our current Principal Violinist (since January 2006) is Louise Maskill. 

Committee Members:
Chairman: Liz Rowbottom (Flute)
Secretary: Denise Boddy (Clarinet)
Treasurer: Mary McDonald (Violin) 

Other committee members:
Louise Maskill     Violin (Leader & Principal Violinist)
Dave Brown   French Horn
Mark Johnston Smith   French Horn / Trombone
Alison Hodkin   Violin
Peter Abbott   Flute