Template contract for working with a Music Director

This model contract has been developed with the help of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the Association of British Choral Directors (abcd) – we would like to thank them both for their contributions.

Use of the contract

The model contract is intended solely as a starting-point for negotiations. As with any contract, it may be appropriate for the parties to the contract to negotiate amendments and modifications to suit their own particular circumstances. The contract is suitable for use in all countires of the United Kingdom

If the parties are in any doubt about the suitability of the contract for their particular circumstances, they should seek their own legal advice. Access to this model contract does not constitute the provision of legal advice by Making Music, ISM or abcd and those using the model contract do so strictly on the basis that no liability, in relation to the use of the contract, is accepted by Making Music, ISM or abcd.

Model Contract with MDs

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