EX CATHEDRA | Associate Conductors

We are delighted to run a unique scheme in which Associate Conductors can spend several months working intensively with us.

Successful candidates 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 Associate Conductors 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 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. 

The first five Associate Conductors have completed their terms. You read about each of them via the links on this page.

How to apply

We have currently paused this scheme. Subject to funding, we hope to announce opportunities to apply here in future. In the meantime, if you would like to be considered, you are welcome to contact Peter Trethewey, General Manager for more information.