Michael Cockerham Music Director
MA (Cantab), ARCO, ARCM, LRAM
Michael Cockerham took up the position of Director of Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir in 1997. After King Edward‘s School, Birmingham, where he studied organ with Roy Massey, he was awarded a Choral Scholarship to King‘s College, Cambridge under the direction of Sir David Willcocks and Sir Philip Ledger.
A Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Oxford allowed him to deputise in the chapel choir at New College and Christ Church, and to go on to sing regularly with early music specialists, The Clerkes of Oxenford, The Tallis Scholars, and The Sixteen.
Michael was appointed Director of Music at Monkton School, Bath, in 1985. In 1992, he moved to Cheltenham College, and from there he returned to what is now The Royal High School Bath in 1995, as Director of Music, from where he retired in July 2009.
Michael is now kept very busy as an examiner for Trinity College London, as Chairman of the RSCM Bristol and Swindon Area, as a regular accompanist for the Mid-Somerset Festival, as a member of the Bristol Diocese Worship and LIturgy committee, and as Director of Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir.