Helen Smee is a conductor, organist and workshop leader specialising in choral direction. A prize-winning graduate of the Choral Conducting course at the Royal Academy of Music, she works with a wide range of choirs, singers and instrumentalists. She leads choral workshops for schools, festivals and music organisations throughout the UK.


Based in Oxford, Helen is Director of the Cathedral girls' choir, Frideswide Voices, at Christ Church Cathedral. Alongside a busy freelance portfolio, including regular work as an animateur, adjudicator and choral advisor, she is a co-founder and Artistic Director of the Voices of London Festival, a week-long choral festival based in Paddington each June. She is a passionate advocate for women and girls in church music, and for the importance of high-quality music education for all children.