Director Jackie Spencer GRSM (Hons), LRAM is an experienced choir trainer and conductor, a first class pianist and a distinguished teacher of voice and piano.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where her principal study was piano, she began her career as a private piano teacher.                                       Her pupils achieved much success in local music festivals and ABRSM examinations.


Her knowledge of voice training comes initially from singing in, and later from directing, church and
school choirs. 
Her reputation as a first class trainer of young voices is reflected in the achievements of the various choirs under her direction.


Jackie has been Director of Music at Kent College Junior School for fourteen years, also teaching in the senior school.
As well as choirs, she has directed the Junior School Orchestra and has been running the Kent College Outreach Programme.
The Outreach work has led to some exciting large-scale concerts
for charity, with choirs of 250 young people, in both Canterbury Cathedral and the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.





Kent College Choristers:

Semi-finalists in BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year 2018

Runners up in Barnardo's National Choir Competition 2018, Royal Festival Hall, London

Runners up in Barnardo's National Choir Competition 2017, Royal Festival Hall, London

Category Finalists in National Choir of the Year 2016, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

As seen on TV! Semi-finalists in BBC Songs of Praise School Choir Competition 2015.

National Champions: Barnardo's Junior Choir of the Year 2013, The Barbican, London

Guest Performance in the Royal Albert Hall,
July 2013


Junior Choral Awards: National Festival of Music for Youth 2008, 2010, 2012 Symphony Hall, Birmingham 


Runners up:  BBC Children's Choir of the Year 2008
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Outstanding Choir of the Day 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
Milton Keynes Theatre/
The Anvil, Basingstoke/St Alban's Arena

Sedecim, (chamber choir for ages 13-18):

National Finalists: Choir of the Year 2016

Runners up: Barnardo's Senior Choir of the Year 2015 Royal Festival Hall, London

Winners Top Choir Kent 2012, Shirley Hall, Canterbury

Runners up: Barnardo's Senior Choir of the Year 2013 The Barbican, London

Performance in Westminster Cathedral, Dec 2013