07 Nov 2023

Conducting Placement Calling aspiring, women conductors, aged 18-25!

We are offering a six-month placement with Shepherd Group Brass Band from January to July 2024. This scheme is to support aspiring, women conductors in an encouraging, inspiring environment.

Develop conducting technique and skills with expert guidance through our mentorship programme led by Katrina Marzella and then practice those skills with support at regular Shepherd Group rehearsals.

We encourage applications from 18-25 year olds who identify as women, and wish to develop conducting and leadership skills. This project is part of our work to diversify the banding sector, and we recognise conducting as an area with significantly less women than men operating in this space.

Fee: We are offering a fee of £75 for each regular rehearsal (12 rehearsals in total, amounting to £900), plus a travel budget and a bursary to support further training and conducting experiences as agreed with NYMAZ.

You do not need to have significant experience in conducting to apply. You do not have to have experience leading an ensemble, however some experience in conducting technique or group leadership would be beneficial. Enthusiasm and commitment to developing musical leadership skills is more important than already having an advanced skillset.

Time commitment will be three rehearsals each half-term throughout spring and summer.

To apply, please complete this form by Friday 8 December at 5pm. You can also submit your application by video. If you wish to discuss submitting a video or if you need any further support with your application, please contact us at info@nymaz.org.uk or on 07761 525709.

We would also like you to help us decide what the next phase of our project should be – we’d love to hear your ideas about what support you would like as a young leader.


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