Golden Rounds (ASB #11)
Don Gillthorpe is Director of Music at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy in Lancaster, where he has established a thriving department with a culture of music making as an integral part of school life. As part of the school’s wider remit, Don is a Lead Practitioner and a Specialist Leader in Education, supporting other music departments and leading a school-centred Secondary Music PGCE programme. Don is Head of Publications for Sing for Pleasure as well as tutoring on SfP conducting courses. Alongside this, Don is Director of Music at Lancaster Priory and Director of Church Music for the Morland Choristers’ Camp.