Ex Cathedra Associate Conductor – apply by 30 August 2019

We are delighted to open applications for an Associate Conductor to spend five months working intensively with Ex Cathedra during spring 2020. We may appoint autumn 2020 at the same time, so do apply now if you are interested.

The successful candidate/s 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.

Our first Associate Conductors has just completed her term and you can read Sarah Latto’s reflections here.  We look forward to Tori Longdon joining us for Aug-Dec 2019. Subject to funding, we envisage there being three further Associate Conductors appointed – for spring 2020, autumn 2020 and spring 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.

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 updated application pack here, which includes an outline schedule of dates for spring 2020.  Apply by Friday 30 August, 5pm if you would like to be considered for the spring 2020 term. We may appoint for autumn 2020 at the same time, so do apply now and let us know if there are any restrictions on your availability.

When applying, please include a list of rehearsals and concerts you are conducting as Jeffrey will seek to meet and observe shortlisted candidates.

Please also arrange for two references to be supplied, either as part of your application or direct to us ahead of the closing date.

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 have already applied you do not need to apply again.  We have retained your application. We may approach you for an updated list of rehearsals and concerts that Jeffrey could attend. If your circumstances have changed significantly please feel free to send us an update.

Thank you
We would like to thank The Eranda Rothschild Foundation for their generous support of this scheme.

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