Katie comes to OBS from a varied career across arts management, retail and finance. Katie has previously worked for the Cambridge University Musical Society and the Faculty of Music Performance team at the University of Cambridge, managing their ensembles and concerts. Most recently, she has been working as part of the finance team at Jesus College, Cambridge.
As well as working at OBS, Katie is in the process of completing a doctorate in Music at the University of York, where she also did her undergraduate and masters’ degrees. Katie is a keen singer and has previously sung under Robert Hollingworth, Stephen Layton, and Richard Pinel.
Katie also loves to spend her time travelling to European cities, cooking, reading, and, when the weather permits, running.
Nathan has worked in various aspects of arts administration for a number years, including as manager of Tickets Oxford at Oxford Playhouse, front of house assistant manager for Creation Theatre and as a producer, production manager and director for a number of award-winning small-scale touring theatre companies, based in Oxford. Since 2015, Nathan has been a communications officer and centre administrator for a research centre in the School of Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
Helen has appeared with, amongst many others, Richard Hickox and Sir Simon Rattle as well groups such as The Tallis Scholars and The English Concert. She has performed on the soundtrack of countless movies including the latest Dr Doolittle, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Alice in Wonderland. Recent projects have included an immersive production of Gluck’s Orfeo at the Oxford Festival, Malta Three Palaces Festival, and Wilton’s Music Hall. She also teaches in many varying situations such as corporate team building workshops, Frideswide Voices at Christ Church Cathedral, as well as New College School.
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Lauren joined OBS following the completion of a performance masters at the California Institute of the Arts. It was whilst studying in Los Angeles that Lauren was first involved with helping musical organisations apply for grants. Before this Lauren gained a masters in Musicology from The University of Manchester. Lauren is also an active bassoonist, music teacher, and multi-media artist working in Manchester, Oxford, and Edinburgh. She has recently started a doctorate in Music at Royal Holloway.