Jacob Swindells grew up in Brighton where he directed several city choirs before undertaking a BA in Music from Oxford University. At Oxford he was awarded many of the university’s top conductorships, including the University Philharmonia and Chorus. He went on to train as a choral conductor at Yale University, studying with Marguerite L. Brooks, Jeffery Douma and David Hill. He is currently a countertenor choral scholar at Norwich Cathedral. On top of his conducting activities, Jacob holds associate and licentiate diplomas in piano. He studies voice with David Lowe and piano with Anthony Purkiss.