Dr Clare Wheat-Gooing

Dr Clare Wheat-Gooing joined BGU in 2014 and has taught on a variety of programmes across the institution for Primary and Secondary and Undergraduate courses. Clare currently teaches PGCE Secondary Music and is the Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Music and Musicianship, is the Director of the BGU Singers and conductor for the Bishop Grosseteste University Chapel Choir. Her Master’s degree focused on the outreach and education projects of British opera companies, while her ongoing PhD research analyses the performance styles in comic opera, light opera and operetta from 1870-1945. Clare gained her first degree and Master's from the University of Sheffield and her PGCE from the then Bishop Grosseteste College. Before coming to work at BGU Clare worked as a Secondary School teacher teaching Music, Dance and Drama. She also worked as a Primary School teacher and latterly for the North Lincolnshire Music Service. Clare is Musical Director for the Shower Singers Community Choir in Scunthorpe and performs as soprano solo for various choral societies and with Jonathan Gooing (accompanist) in vocal recitals.


Clare teaches mostly on the PGCE Secondary course

The Outreach and Education Projects of British Opera Companies. Performance Practices in Comic Opera, Light Opera and Operetta from 1870-1945 (ongoing)

Former advisor and committee member for the creation of the Singing Stategy, North Lincolnshire Music Hub.

Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Association of English Singers and Speakers

Co-author North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub Sing! Start - Early Years Foundation Stage Singing Programme Contributed to North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub Sing More – Key Stage 1 Singing Programme