Lin Marsh trained at Trinity College of Music and London University, later gaining an MA in Performance Arts at Middlesex University. She has worked extensively in music education and currently directs the Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre.
Lin is also a composer and has written for BBC children’s programmes for both television and radio. She composed and directed the music for Where are the Children Now? as part of the Royal Opera House Education programme in December 1998 and works regularly with organisations such as the London Mozart Players, Birmingham Symphony Hall Education and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Her songbook series for schools, Songscape and Junior Songscape, are published by Faber Music. As a voice specialist, Lin works throughout the country running courses for teachers on singing, performance and composing skills and directs many choral festivals for all key stages. Lin works on many commissions for young people, composing both choral works and music theatre pieces, and has worked for the National Youth Music Theatre as a musical director for the production of Charlie in Buxton, Along Came Man, Song of the Earth, Brilliant the Dinosaur in Edinburgh and The Ballad of Salomon Pavey at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.
Lin is much in demand for vocal coaching linked to music theatre singing and works both in the UK and abroad with groups of teachers, choral societies and young performers. Her book The Show Must Go On! co-written with Wendy Cook is a handbook for teachers giving advice on music theatre skills and the process of rehearsal to performance. Their piece Torchbearers was selected as a finalist in the Vivian Ellis awards 2000.
The Spotlight Series represents a variety of imaginative repertoire for stage or concert performance, from Key Stage 1 to 3 (Scottish P1 to S2).
This collection of songs is guaranteed to capture the imagination. Toy Box is a set of seven fun action songs about robots, trains, kites and dressing-up. Penny the Raindrop is a delightful cantata with narration telling the story of the water cycle, through the eyes of a raindrop. Audio performance and backing tracks are included, as well as performance notes and photocopiable lyrics to download from the Enhanced CD.
Audio and copyright information
Audio information The audio tracks were created specially for the Sing Up programme by Cosmos Choir in association with St George's Bristol, mixed and mastered by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. The backing track is used by permission of Faber Music
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