Trevor Ford initially trained to be a chartered accountant before leaving the accountancy profession to study flute at the Royal Academy of Music. He subsequently enjoyed a long career as a freelance orchestral musician, working with many of the UK’s leading orchestras.
Alongside his work within the orchestral profession, Trevor Ford runs an accountancy practice which handles the tax affairs of more than three hundred freelance musicians. In his spare time, Trevor works as a freelance choral director, having recently retired after seventeen years as Director of Music at a major north London church. He was, for ten years, editor of Church Music Quarterly, and a regular contributor to Classical Music and Music Teacher magazines.
Trevor is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has served on the boards of a number of major musical organisations, including the Royal School of Church Music, the Royal College of Organists, and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. He is also chairman of Scratch Concerts Limited and was founder-chairman of the London Youth Choir.
Trevor was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1992, an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Organists in 2001, an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music in 2008, and a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in 2010. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.