Mandy has been Head of Music in Lochgelly High School since 1987.
Mandy regularly teaches with Dr Doreen Rao on the Faculty of the CME Institute in addition to her role as Executive Director with responsibility for UK and Europe.
Early in 2000 Mandy was awarded The Paul Harris Fellowship by The International Rotary Foundation in recognition of her positive contribution to music making within the community.
Mandy founded Dunfermline Junior Chorus in 2005. The organisation has gone from strength to strength and now has four choirs and a membership of more than 140 young people aged 6 to 17 years. Members of DJC have experienced the thrill of performing in Carnegie Hall, New York, the Royal Festival Hall, London and the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.
Mandy works enthusiastically at regional, national and international level to further the cause of music making:
Chair of The Scottish Assoc. for Music Education; Visiting Assessor & Marker for The Scottish Qualifications Authority; Administrator of The Fife Festival of Music; Musical Director of Dunfermline Choral Union, and Founder & Artistic Director of Dunfermline Junior Chorus. In 2012 she started a choir in a high security men’s prison and this has proved to be particularly meaningful and successful for all involved.
Mandy is in great demand as a workshop practitioner in Choral Music Education and is an experienced teacher of choral conducting in UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA. In October 2017 she returns to St Louis to undertake her seventh Conducting/Teaching residency with the St Louis Children’s Choirs and Music Teachers in the St Louis district.
She continues to give thanks for a life richly blessed with music making and like-minded friends.