we are hiring: PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR

Having recently worked with a number of conductors on an ad hoc basis, we are now looking to appoint a Principal Conductor to help us maintain our high standards and continue our musical development.

A MARVELLOUS GROUP OF ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYERS WHO APPROACH
EVERYTHING IN A WONDERFULLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER.
— Julian Lloyd Webber
 
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The Principal Conductor will be expected to rehearse and conduct at least two out of three concerts each annual season (autumn - summer). The standard schedule is seven rehearsals for each concert, including one on concert day.

 

This is a 3 year engagement, beginning September 2019, with an additional probationary concert in Spring 2019. The Principal Conductor will be expected to work as a freelance / self-employed contractor. The standard fee for each concert (including all rehearsals) is £900 ex. VAT.

See the full job description here.

 


REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of conducting a symphony orchestra at a high standard
  • Extensive knowledge of the repertoire with a flair for programming for amateur ensembles
  • A positive, enthusiastic drive with a strong, inspiring passion for music
  • Established contacts or the ability to develop contacts with soloists, arts, media and other appropriate organisations within the London area
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APPLICATION PROCESS

All candidates are asked to submit a written application (see details below). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an audition where they will be asked to run a 30 minute rehearsal with the orchestra. Following this, successful candidates will be invited to an interview with a panel, which will include members of the orchestra.

Feedback from the interview panel and the orchestra will be taken into account in the final selection.

Timetable:

  • Friday 22 June: deadline for written applications
  • Wednesday 11 July (evening): auditions with the orchestra, in central London

  • w/c Monday 16 July (evening): interviews

TO APPLY

Please submit your CV outlining your professional experience and qualifications, along with a covering letter (up to one page) telling us about yourself, why you are interested in the position and what makes you a suitable candidate. Live recordings are encouraged.

Please send any queries and your applications to hello@sinfoniatamesa.org.uk with the subject line “CONDUCTOR AUDITIONS.”

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 22 JUNE