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Two young conductors will have the opportunity to work with Crouch End Festival Chorus for one season

Harriet Clifford

Applications open for Young Conductor Mentoring Scheme

1:01, 14th February 2020

Crouch End Festival Chorus has announced that applications are now open for its 2020-21 Young Conductor Mentoring Scheme.

The scheme offers two musicians aged 18-35 the opportunity to develop their conducting skills in a free mentoring programme. Two successful applicants will receive mentoring sessions with music director David Temple MBE, as well as work with Crouch End Festival Chorus throughout the choir’s season (September 2020 to July 2021).

Open to talented and committed musicians from any background with any level of training, the scheme is aimed at those who want to make conducting their career, with a specific interest in conducting symphonic choirs. The application window opened on Wednesday 12 February and closes on Wednesday 25 March.

To apply, musicians must submit an online application form, a CV, two video clips showcasing their conducting experience (one performance and one rehearsal), and a Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form.

Current Young Conductor Mariana Rosas said, ‘Having the opportunity to work with David Temple and Crouch End Festival Chorus is a truly amazing opportunity to discover the “behind the scenes” of a choir, and personally, it has helped me develop my skills as a conductor, reflect on different points of view and incorporate new approaches to my conducting. I highly recommend this scheme.’

The three main aims of the scheme are that the musicians gain understanding of the work of a choral music director, gain understanding of the governance and management of a symphonic chorus, and develop practical conducting skills.

Auditions will be held in London on Saturday 25 April.


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