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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.

Hertfordshire Music Service
North Herts Music School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Music Service
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
4th December 2019

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 to 18, 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.

This position is subject to annual review.

Closing date: Wednesday 4 December 2019

The successful applicant will be paid at the appropriate level on the Hertfordshire Music Service pay scale.

For further information please contact Harriet Baker 01462 434052

How to Apply

Candidates should complete the application form available at and email it to

Closing Date:
4th December 2019
Interviews (with a practical element) will take place on Tuesday 10 December 2019
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