Ex Cathedra Associate Conductor scheme

Consort library amphitheatre credit Janet SkidmoreWe are delighted to launch a new scheme for an Associate Conductor to spend five months working intensively with Ex Cathedra.

The successful candidates will shadow Jeffrey, observe and conduct rehearsals of a wide range of repertoire, conduct at least one main season concert, get involved in the artistic planning of the organisation, meet the composers we are commissioning, and engage with research projects we have in the pipeline.

The first Associate Conductor will join us for Feb-Jun 2019, and, subject to funding, we envisage there being up to four further Associate Conductorships offered during 2020 and 2021.

You will work closely with the many different elements of Ex Cathedra: our chamber choir of professional and professionally-trained amateur singers; professional Consort; Baroque Orchestra; graduate choral Scholars; Student Scholars from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; Academy of Vocal Music youth training choirs; and Vocal Tutors, who deliver award-winning projects in schools, hospitals and the community.

Ex Cathedra performs one of the widest repertoires of any UK choir and you will be involved in period performances of Purcell’s The Indian Queen, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, Latin American Baroque music and Bach’s St Matthew Passion, the premieres of new commissions from Alec Roth and Stevie Wishart, and much more.

We hope this scheme will help you develop your career, and you will benefit from the opportunity to work with a group of outstanding musicians who seek artistic excellence and enjoy making music together.  You will also be well-placed as we begin to identify an Assistant Conductor in the future.

How to apply
Download our application pack here. A provisional rehearsal and concerts schedule is available on request.

Send a CV and covering letter by Monday 8 October, 5pm. Please include details of two referees and a list of rehearsals and concerts you are conducting during October and November 2018. Jeffrey will seek to meet and observe shortlisted candidates during that period.

You can send your application by email, or by post to:

Peter Trethewey
General Manager
Ex Cathedra
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street
Birmingham B1 2LF

If you are not shortlisted or appointed during the first term we will consider you again for future terms.

If you are not available for the first term it would be very helpful if you apply or register your interest at the earliest possible stage explaining your circumstances.

Download our 2018-19 brochure
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