Blue Ridge

       Vocal Connection

Keynote Speaker



A trained choral conductor, Ula currently conducts CBSO SO Vocal (a 200-strong community choir run by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), CBSO Young Voices and the Birmingham City Council Choir (as featured in the 2013 BBC2 programme ‘The Choir’, with Gareth Malone). She is the founder and Musical Director of Echo Doliny (a national Polish folk choir) and, most recently, the National Teachers’ Choir. 

Ula guest conducts at national and international events and is regularly invited to lead singing, training, and corporate workshops for organisations including ABCD, BBC, G4S, Glyndebourne, NAME, NYCOS, Music Mark, Sing Up and numerous Music Hubs across the UK.


A former “Outstanding” (Ofsted 2004) primary school teacher, Ula is a leading conductor, teacher trainer and workshop leader, whose work has taken her around the UK and as far afield as Poland, Ukraine, Thailand, China and New Zealand. 

Ula is an expert in developing choral and classroom singing through creating singing strategies and delivering school workshops, large-scale choral events and teacher CPD. She is currently Vocal Projects Leader (Sandwell Music and Arts Service) and Co-director of Vocal.Point. She has had a number of songs and arrangements published, including Sing Up, Sing Out! and Ziggy da Dumba. 

Vocal Leadership

As well as singing with the renowned choir Ex Cathedra, Ula also works for the organisation as a lead vocal tutor; and co-created Singing Playgrounds, Ex Cathedra education’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning project. 

As Head of Events for the National Choral Organisation, Sing for Pleasure (SfP), Ula organises conducting and singing courses across the UK and abroad. She regularly tutors on SfP conductor training courses and is Course Director for their annual Summer School.

Project Leadership

Ula’s Videos & Resources

Blue Ridge Vocal Connection

Thomas L. DeBusk


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