Trainee Music Leaders Scheme 2018/19

Spitalfields Music and Welsh National Opera are offering a singer / vocal practitioner the opportunity to take part in a year-long traineeship to develop skills in music leading. Offering an opportunity to gain real experience, reflect on practice, and observe and learn from experienced music leaders in a supportive environment, this placement is for an outstanding creative and skilled musician from any genre wishing to develop their skills as a music workshop leader, including understanding how to deliver opera sessions.

Thanks to generous support from Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme, Spitalfields Music will work in partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra, Garsington Opera, and Welsh National Opera in 2018/19.

Through our partnership with Welsh National Opera, we are offering one traineeship for singers able to participate in projects in Birmingham, North Wales or Cardiff. 

Spitalfields Music

As a trainee, you will gain hands-on experience supporting at least three creative projects with Welsh National Opera, with a focus on activity in Birmingham, Cardiff, and Llandudno. The scheme will also support you to secure further observation opportunities with other organisations, including a possible exchange project with one of our programme partners. You will receive mentoring throughout the year from experienced music leaders, and attend training days. You will design and deliver your own activity, working towards co-leadership (with another trainee) of a creative project at the end of the year.

Committed to reflecting our local communities and nurturing a diverse workforce for the arts, we are actively seeking to recruit musicians currently under-represented at Spitalfields Music and Welsh National Opera, including those from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds or with a disability. 

Application Deadline: Monday 16 July 2018, 9am.