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Principal Conductor of National Youth Choir (9-15 Years)

Career stage: Senior

National Youth Choir is delighted to invite submissions from experienced and exceptional choral directors interested in applying for the role of Principal Conductor of National Youth Choir (9-15 Years). We are looking for an outstanding choral director, who has significant experience of successfully developing and delivering exciting and inspirational choral training and performance programmes at the highest level, for and with young people.

A new conductor will be awarded a contract on a freelance, self-employed basis for four years from autumn 2024 to oversee creative planning and delivery for the choir. The annual fee is up to £14,600 for core work. Fee will vary depending on the number of courses and volume of strategic work undertaken. Further fees are payable for leading auditions and other additional work. Further details in the job pack.

The new Principal Conductor will contribute to National Youth Choir’s ambitions as a national and international community and champion of excellent and inclusive youth singing for young people from all backgrounds. Applicants for this opportunity should demonstrably share our values and our belief in the importance of inclusive practice and representation. This will help us ensure we address barriers so that all young people are able to access singing and to develop their musical skills to the highest levels.

National Youth Choir is committed to building a more representative and inclusive sector. Our music policy embraces repertoire including classical, contemporary and new music from a wide range of cultures and choral traditions. It is a priority in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion planning to develop a more representative choral workforce. Candidates should have a good knowledge of a breadth of choral repertoire; we are interested in hearing from candidates who come from a range of choral and vocal traditions.

National Youth Choirs

Industry
Choral/Choir, Community, Outreach, Performing
Location
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, outside UK
Salary/Bursary
Annual fee is up to £14,600 for core work
Apply by
Mon 3 Jun, 2024

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