Sean Gregory
director, Creative Learning, Barbican/Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Since October 2009, Sean Gregory has been Director of Creative Learning for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Barbican Centre. He is responsible for developing and delivering a range of world-class creative learning programmes involving music, theatre, visual arts, cinema, dance and literature, across the Guildhall School and the Barbican Centre, in close collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, resident and associate companies, and relevant local, national and international partners.

Gregory also works as a composer, performer and creative producer throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. He has led collaborative arts projects for all ages and abilities in association with many British and international orchestras, opera companies, theatres, galleries and arts education organisations. In addition, Gregory leads MAP/Making International, a project dedicated to creating new landscapes in music, art and performance through interdisciplinary and transcultural collaboration.

Previously Head of the Centre for Creative and Professional Practice at the Guildhall School, Gregory oversaw its work in the fields of composition, creative collaboration & performance, jazz, improvisation, music therapy, electronic music & music technology, leadership and arts & community development. From 2002, Gregory was Head of Professional Development at the Guildhall School, heading up the work of Guildhall Connect, which won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2005 for its pioneering outreach activity with East London schools. He was particularly responsible for the development of the Guildhall School’s MA programme in Leadership, established to enable arts and education practitioners to develop their skills in creativity, flexible performance and communication.


Saturday 22 October, 9.30 Free Stage
Battle of Ideas 2016 Welcome Address

Saturday 22 October, 18.45 Conservatory, Conservatory Terrace and Garden Room
Festival reception and drinks