Choral Leader
Creative Facilitator

I lead creative projects and offer bespoke training in the cultural, education and corporate sectors across the UK and internationally, with choirs, companies, individuals and communities.


Singing is good for us, it’s fun and is a great force for social cohesion and better communication. I have broad experience of working with children, young people, teachers and leaders in formal and informal settings; I also work with choirs of all ages and abilities.

Song Publications

My new songbook for Groups and Community Choirs. Launched in April 2015, this songbook is for leaders and aspiring leaders of singing groups and choirs. It brings together new repertoire, tips for successful leadership. All the material has been tried and tested and is clearly presented.

Theatre & Opera

Searching for a dazzling participant-led performance? I apply my own performance experience as actor, clown and director to create vivid physical theatre and large-scale community opera.


“Em Whitfield Brooks had a challenge on her hands delivering workshops, auditions and rehearsals for 100+ people in Hull Freedom Chorus over a six month period for DEPART, a work that remained in development and posed a brand new challenge for the choir, not only in the style of music it was used to singing or in ways it is used to performing, but also for the fact it was in an unusual outdoor location with a variety of performers in multiple locations where the choir both separated and gathered together in unison over an 80minute period. As it turned out, they had to do all of this in mud and rain, at night! Needless to say, this would have been impossible without Em’s energy, enthusiasm and ambition to rally the choir but also to achieve a level of perfection and innovation amongst them that you could see was truly achieved through their excitement, despite the challenges.”

Cian Smyth Producer Hull UK City of Culture 2017