Year-long traineeship with Spitalfields Music and Welsh National Opera
September 2019–July 2020
Thanks to the generous support of Help Musicians UK, Spitalfields Music is working in partnership with Welsh National Opera in 2019/20, offering one year-long traineeship for singers/vocal practitioners to develop skills in music leading through projects in Southampton and London as well additional opportunities in Birmingham, North Wales, Cardiff.
This is an opportunity for all singers, vocal practitioners, choir leaders, and music teachers regardless of race, background, age, disability or gender, who are passionate about building their music leading skills in order to develop a career as a workshop leader. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience, reflect on personal practice, and observe and learn in a safe and supportive environment.
From September 2019 to July 2020 the trainee will:
• support at least 3 creative music projects alongside experienced workshop leaders with Welsh National Opera, with a focus on activity in Southampton, with additional projects in Birmingham, Cardiff, and North Wales
• attend 3 days of practical music leader training in London
• receive mentoring and guidance from experienced workshop leaders and Learning & Participation managers
• work together with other trainees to devise and deliver their own school-based creative project with Spitalfields Music in London
• receive a bursary of £1,500, plus an additional training allowance of £250
We are looking for outstandingly creative and skilled musicians who are ambitious and passionate collaborators committed to working in the community.
Auditions and interviews will take place in Southampton on Wednesday 24 July 2019. Please note we are unable to offer alternative dates for these auditions.
Application deadline: Wednesday 26th June 2019, 9am
Please read the full application pack for further details including how to apply. We accept applications in Welsh and English language.
Spitalfields Music’s Creative Leadership Programme is generously supported by Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme, Arts Council England, City of London and The Thistle Trust.