Michael Pilkington, MA (Cantab) FGSM, LRAM, LGSM. Taught full time at GSM&D for 30 years, where among many other things ran the English and American Song Class. Made four trips to the USA giving singers workshops in a number of universities there. Conductor of the East Surrey Choral Society for 20 years. Edited many volumes of English song for Stainer & Bell and ABRSM. Wrote five books of Guides to the Repertoire of English songs Edited some 20 volumes of choral works for Novello, including Elijah, Verdi’s Requiem and Haydn’s Creation, and provided new English translations for Brahms’ German Requiem and Haydn’s The Seasons. For many years music reviewer for the AOTOS magazine. He is now preparing the final three volumes of A Century of English Song, the series published by Thames Music.