We are now seeking a new Director of Music, to take over from our current Director of Music in May 2018.
The Director of Music is responsible for repertoire selection and planning, preparing for and conducting rehearsals, formal concerts and informal performances.
One of our key strengths is our inclusivity, which allows musicians of different levels of experience/training to play together. This in part is due to our flexible instrumentation, whereby most of our own repertoire includes parts which can be played by different saxophones (e.g. the same part is written for alto and tenor) and some players play multiple instruments. The relatively few published sax ensemble pieces usually have fixed instrumentation, which is less suitable for our ensemble.
Accordingly, a core responsibility of the Director of Music is the willingness and ability to curate our existing repertoire, as well as gradually extending it through writing or commissioning new scores.
The successful candidate will satisfy the following essential criteria:
Experience of conducting an ensemble
Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic
Willingness to curate our existing repertoire
Willingness and ability to increase our repertoire by writing and/or commissioning new scores
Commitment to attend all rehearsals and performances
Willingness to compère performances
Experience of playing the saxophone preferred
£60 per rehearsal / performance
Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org