It is testament to the strength and renown of the courses that so many musicians at the top of the profession are willing to give up their time to teach. There are twelve full-time members of staff, and four visiting staff each week.
The courses were set up in 1980 by Ralph Allwood who was Precentor and Director of Music at Eton College until 2011. He has conducted choral courses in Taiwan, Sydney, Barcelona, Harvard University, Boston, Kansas, Utrecht and Vancouver. Alongside this he is a choral advisor for Novello and Co and for the Voices Foundation, and a judge for the Choir of the Year Competition and the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. He usually directs four of the seven courses.
Other directors include Ben Parry (Director, National Youth Choir and Junior Royal Academy, London), Simon Toyne (Director of Music, Tiffin School) and Tim Johnson (Director of Music, Eton College)
In recent years full-time singing teachers have included Margaret Humphrey Clark, David Lowe, Stuart MacIntyre, Anita Morrison, Robert Rice, Giles Underwood and Peter Wilson.