Blackheath Halls Orchestra Musical Director
Vacancy Type: Conductor/Musical Director
Application Deadline: 12pm Friday 22nd September 2017
Description of Vacancy
Blackheath Halls Orchestra is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director to start in January 2018. Blackheath Halls has a vibrant and thriving community engagement programme of which Blackheath Halls Orchestra is an important component. We are looking for an experienced conductor to develop the orchestra, building on its strong foundations and celebrating its ethos of striving for the highest artistic value whilst remaining inclusive and accessible. Blackheath Halls Orchestra has around 60 members with varied levels of skill and experience. Membership of the orchestra is not decided by audition, and therefore experience ranges from Grade 5 standard up to semi-professional and professional level. Orchestra members have the opportunity to get involved in four or five projects each year of varying lengths and themes. Recent projects have included a performance of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, presenting a family concert of film music with a narrator and audience participation and accompanying a production of Guys and Dolls.
You can find a full list of the Blackheath Halls Orchestra’s previous concerts here. Blackheath Halls is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.
We are looking for an experienced conductor to develop Blackheath Halls Orchestra. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in community music making of the highest standard. S/he will engage creatively and positively with the members of the orchestra and the Blackheath Halls staff team to propose and plan future programmes, to rehearse and prepare the orchestra for performance, and to conduct concerts.
Application and Appointment
Full details of the role and the recruitment timescale can be downloaded here.
Terms and Dates
The appointment will commence in January 2018, although discussions to plan future concerts may need to take place prior to that date. The post offers appropriate remuneration dependent upon the number of annual rehearsals and performances on a freelance basis.