Eleanor Ruth Fox

Eleanor Ruth Fox / Conductor

Eleanor joined Music in Offices as a conductor in 2021. She studied music at King’s College London, where she held the Associateship of the college and received the Malcolm Arnold Prize, before receiving a distinction in her masters from Cambridge, where she was the first woman to conduct evensong in Emmanuel College Chapel. She was awarded the Sorrell Conducting Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music and studies with Sian Edwards, Alice Farnham, and professor emeritus Colin Metters.  

Eleanor is a passionate believer in music’s capacity for community building and inspiring positive social change. She will actively work to ensure a safe, accessible and inclusive environment for all musicians.  

Eleanor retains a keen interest in choral singing and currently studies with Berty Rice. She can be heard as a soprano in churches across London. 

Michael Foyle, Jonathan Powell. Alex also has much experience as a choral, orchestral & jazz arranging, having arranged for London Musical Theatre Orchestra,  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Fanfares), an evening of Protest Cabaret with writer Paul Morley, and releasing a jazz album “A Winter Journey” in October 2019.

Where did you study music? 

King’s College London, the Royal Academy of Music and Emmanuel College, Cambridge 

What is your favourite piece of music/song? 

I am a complete musical omnivore, but currently my favourite song is ‘Betrayal’ by the metalcore band Only The Righteous.  

What single thing could you not live without? 

Oral-B satin dental floss.  

Who has inspired you the most? 

The clarinettist and pedagogue Paul Harris. His belief that music is 1% talent and 99% hard work never fails to remind me why I do what I do.  

Where did you grow up? 

Northamptonshire – home of the best youth music service in the country!