Simon Arnott is a young composer, conductor and educator from London. He graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA(hons) in Music, focusing on composition and performance (euphonium. Simon currently works as a Primary School Music Teacher in East London and is also a talented arranger having arranged for such groups as the Great Western Chorus, Crystal Chords and his own quartets, Park Street and Trailblazers.
As a musical director, Simon has worked with several award-winning groups, including HotTUBBS, an auditioned barbershop and a cappella chorus at the University of Bristol, and Ten Leagues Beyond, a 10 part a cappella group; he was part of the Music Team at the Great Western Chorus when they won their 9th National Gold Medal in 2015.
Simon is one of the founding members and the Musical Director of a new London-based men’s chorus, Meantime Chorus. Simon is promoting high quality men’s singing and new arrangements and compositions for men’s choirs. He regularly runs workshops for young singers, with a particular focus on the barbershop style.
Simon is also an award-winning quartet singer with Park Street and Trailblazers. Trailblazers are the 2015 National Youth Quartet Champions and will be representing the British Association of Barbershop Singers in Nashville at the International Youth Quartet Contest 2016. Park Street won the National Youth Quartet Contest in 2012 and became the National Champions in 2014.
You can find out more about Simon at www.simonarnott.co.uk or by following him on twitter @simon_arnott