Musical Director

Liz Garnett

Dr Liz Garnett is a musicologist, choral clinician and close-harmony arranger. Her research focuses on music and social values, and her publications include two books, The British Barbershopper: A Study in Socio-Musical Values (2005) and Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning: Gesture, Voice, Identity (2009). She was Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire until 2009, since when she has been working internationally as a performance coach with choirs, conductors and vocal ensembles.

Liz has been involved in barbershop since 1996. She served 13 years as a Music Category Judge, and is now serving as Chorus Director Development Specialist for LABBS. Her arrangements are sung by barbershoppers all over the world.

Liz  joined the Telfordaires as MD in January 2018, and is having more fun with them than you can possibly imagine.
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