Susan Hollingworth studied at The Royal Northern College of Music. In 1990 she was awarded a Churchill fellowship for her work with choirs. In 2008, she won the BBC Choir of the Year with the Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir. In 2010, she was awarded ‘Choir Master of the Year’ by the Gramophone Magazine. In 2013 she received a Royal Philharmonic Award for co-directing Cycle Song for the Cultural Olympiad. She directs Sine Nomine International Touring Choir, Grimsby Philharmonic Choir, Scunthorpe Choral Society and the Lydian Choir. She has conducted choirs at the Presteigne Contemporary Music Festival, the Three Choirs Festival, the Albert Hall, the Sydney Olympics and various festivals abroad. She is in demand as a conductor trainer, workshop leader and choir trainer and is a visiting lecturer for the Royal Northern College of Music. Susan is a Vice-President of abcd.