​Tansy Castledine is a highly regarded British choral conductor at the forefront of the profession within Church Music.

Her dynamic and engaging style is known for engendering outstanding results from the choirs with which she works, making her much in demand as a conductor, educator, and animateur.

Tansy Castledine is Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. Much in demand as a choral conductor and music education consultant, she began her studies at the University of Oxford prior to gaining her MMus in Choral Direction and Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music. Castledine is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) and in 2013 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for distinguished service to the choral music and education professions. She was President of the MTA (2015-2016), the UK's largest and longest established association of music teaching professionals, and in 2017 gained the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL).

Prior to taking up her role at Peterborough, Castledine was Director of Music and Organist at St Mark’s, Hamilton Terrace, worked with Finchley Children’s Music Group and was Visiting Lecturer and Director of the Chamber Choir at City, University of London. She served for eleven years as Director of Music and Organist at St George’s College, Weybridge. During this time she led the Chamber Choir to double national success becoming the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year and Barnardo’s Senior Choir of the Year and recorded several highly acclaimed CDs. She has broadcast on BBC radio 3, 4 and World service in addition to working on television shows on ITV and Channel 4. Conducting engagements have included concert performances at the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, in addition to concert tours across Europe and to the East and West coasts of America. Additionally, she has worked for the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) as a Course Director and Singing Examiner, and for the Royal College of Organists on the TOSE Course as the Choral Direction Tutor.

Castledine is also the Musical Director of Peterborough and Ramsey Choral Societies and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Church Music Society.