Adam Hope is a choral conductor, performer and music educator. He is widely in demand for his work with choirs; he is a Conductor and Musicianship lead for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and also works at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music as a choral conductor and singing teacher. As Head of Choral Music at St John’s Beaumont in Old Windsor, he directs the Chapel Choir and oversees the artistic programme of choral music.
Adam is a passionate advocate and practitioner of the Kodály method, and was awarded the British Kodály Academy’s prestigious Cecilia Vajda Memorial Scholarship in 2018. Adam’s teaching experience is vast; he has previously worked as Head of Choral Development at Peterborough Cathedral, Musicianship consultant with the award-winning Farnham Youth Choirs, as a lecturer of harmony and analysis at Kingston University, and has lectured on the history and analysis of music in Hong Kong. As a researcher and educator, Adam has presented and delivered on a wide range of topics at conferences, lectures, and workshops around the country.
Alongside his other work, Adam enjoys regular engagements as an organist and pianist. He holds Associate status with the Royal College of Organists and is resident organist at Dartford Parish Church, where he accompanies the choir of professional choral scholars and enjoys the opportunity to explore his passion for organ improvisation.
Born in Manchester, Adam studied at Kingston University where he graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Music degree with honours and received the Music Prize for academic excellence. In 2014 he completed an MA by Research on an Academic Scholarship, exploring the music of the French composer Olivier Messiaen.