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Career Accelerator Fellowship 24/25

Career stage: Junior

A paid career development opportunity for five early-career string players, which offers up to 60 days of freelance work across the CBSO’s artistic season. This includes full orchestral performances, chamber work, and participating in our wide-ranging Learning & Engagement programme. The Career Accelerator also features a tailored training package to help develop the skills required of a 21st-century orchestral musician.

The Career Accelerator programme is aimed at musicians from currently under-represented backgrounds in the orchestral world. We ask for musicians to self-identify their under-represented protected characteristics, communities, or identities in their application. This may include musicians from the Global Majority; Deaf, Disabled, or neurodivergent musicians; those from LGBTQ+ community; those from marginalised genders; and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The CBSO’s Career Accelerator programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.

We work closely with our partners Black Lives in Music and Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre to ensure that the programme meets the needs of the musicians that apply.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Development, Musician, Orchestra, Performing, Scheme
West Midlands
Freelance, earnings up to £10,000
Apply by
Fri 31 May, 2024

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