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Director of Stellar Youth Jazz

Hertfordshire Music Service is currently looking for a new conductor for one of its more senior ‘Area’ ensembles: Stellar Youth Jazz.

Employer
Hertfordshire Music Service
Location
North Herts Music School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Music Service
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
20th January 2020

Hertfordshire Music Service is currently looking for a new conductor for one of its more senior ‘Area’ ensembles: Stellar Youth Jazz. This group of around 20 students, currently including one vocalist, rehearses every Tuesday evening (during term time) at North Herts Music School in Hitchin from 5:15 to 7:45pm. It has an age range of about 14 to18, with players currently at around Grade 4/5 to Grade 8+. Repertoire for the group has always been varied spanning from traditional standards to more contemporary compositions and arrangements. Some of these players also play in County Youth groups.

The Jazz Band performs every year at the Herts Jazz Festival and works towards different projects each year. An exciting workshop day with NYJO is approaching in March 2020, which the successful candidate will be involved with.

As well as possessing a high level of musicianship and proven ensemble directing skills, the successful candidate will need to be energetic and committed to working with young people and have a good knowledge of appropriate repertoire. He or she will also be expected to be involved in the administration of the band.

The successful applicant will be paid at the appropriate level on the Hertfordshire Music Service pay scale. This position is subject to annual review.

For further information please contact Harriet Baker on 01462 434052 or harriet.baker@hertfordshire.gov.uk

How to Apply

Candidates should complete the application form available at the Hertfordshire Music Service website and submit by email below.

Interviews with a practical element will take place on Tuesday 28th January.

Closing Date:
20th January 2020
Interviews:
Tuesday 28th January
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