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Jake our musical director

Introducing Jake

Jake is a fantastic and very professional musical director. He brings a vast amount of experience and he knows how we tick. He brings a sense of fun to rehearsals which makes learning very enjoyable.

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Jake's Story

Jake Fifer


Jake Fifer was born in Birmingham and began singing with his family as a child. As a flautist, he attended college to train as a music teacher. Jake began taking voice lessons in the baritone range, and during this time he sang with the Midlands Chorale. After taking up full time teaching work, Jake stopped singing, but began again in the early 90s, taking private lessons. Entering music festivals Jake won a number of prizes, including the prestigious Blackpool Rosebowl. In 2007 he gave up teaching as a full-time primary teacher for post-graduate studies at The Birmingham Conservatoire, training with Julian Pike. He was awarded the Post-Graduate Certificate Prize for ‘overall excellence’. Jake was also a finalist in the Recital, Post Graduate Opera and Mario Lanza Opera prize classes and was subsequently invited to perform for the Mario Lanza Society in 2008. He has undertaken a wide range of performances from Monteverdi’s Poppea, to Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, oratorio and solos in the St. George’s Day concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. In 2010 Jake trained as a vocal animateur and has led large scale performances of school children. Jake currently works privately as a voice teacher, as well as for Solihull Music. He conducts a number of choirs. Jake has studied Estill Voice Training extensively and has achieved his Figures Proficiency. Most recently, Jake has qualified as a soft tissue massage therapist and has an interest in working with musicians to help ease their muscular issues.

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