Musical Director at British Youth Opera

British Youth Opera are looking for a Musical Director for the Serena Fenwick Programme, a new training programme for singers who have taken part in British Youth Opera training and are not currently studying. This will be launching in November 2020. 

Deadline: 1st October 2020

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

The Serena Fenwick Programme works with twelve singers over six weekends. Each weekend focusses on a different topic with a different guest leader, but as Musical Director you’ll be the constant across the whole programme. You’ll also will work with the Director of Training and Productions and others to select suitable repertoire for a final performance in April 2021, although there will be a separate creative team for that part of the programme.


As Musical Director you’ll be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the musical aspect of the Serena Fenwick Programme

  • Providing piano accompaniment for all weekend sessions

  • Supporting session leaders

  • Taking the lead in running a small number of sessions

  • Running 1-to-1s or small group breakout sessions as required, during the weekends 


And you’ll need to be: 

  • An experienced opera pianist 

  • An opera coach with a minimum of ten years professional experience 

  • Interested in the training and nurturing of young singers

  • Working regularly with singers at a higher education level

  • Available for the following weekends in London:

    • Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2020 

    • Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November 2020 

    • Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December 2020 

    • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2021 

    • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2021 

    • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March 2021 

Salary: £250 per 8 hour day, pro rata

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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