Liz Swain


I am an established and versatile vocalist, choral leader, and soloist, known for my forward-thinking approach to singing and music education. Over twenty years I have performed and toured globally with The Swingles, Bobby McFerrin, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, The Heritage Orchestra, New York Voices, Paco Pena, the Aurora Orchestra, appeared at the Montreux and London Jazz Festivals, La Scala Milan, the Proms, Europa Cantat, and the Big Chill.

I am also an experienced choir director, vocal coach and session singer on radio, film and television, including appearances with the BBC, Sky TV, the London Symphony Orchestra, and soundtracks for Netflix, Marvel and Disney Studios. I am a former director and trustee of national charity The Choir With No Name. I am entirely state educated and have taught singing at all stages in the UK state-provided education system - I am a passionate advocate for access to high quality music-making .

Academic responsibilities

Part Time Lecturer in Singing


  • BA History (KCL, University of London)
  • MMus, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught

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