Closing date 27 February 2012
ENO's Music Director Edward Gardner (photo: Sim Canetty Clarke)
The ENO Charles Mackerras Fellowship for conductors is a new initiative from ENO in association with the Philip Loubser Foundation. Starting from August 2012 (ENO’s 12-13 season), the successful applicant will receive an Award across two years (subject to annual review) for working and learning at the heart of ENO.
Throughout ENO’s season, he/she will work closely with ENO’s Music Director Edward Gardner and Music Department (Head of Music Martin Fitzpatrick and Head of Music Administration Jane Williams), act as Assistant Conductor and off-stage conductor for selected ENO productions, contribute artistically to ENO Baylis (learning and participation) Programme including ENO Opera Works, assist and support ENO Young Singers, and shadow Edward Gardner at his guest conducting and recording engagements.
During the period of the Fellowship, outside engagements may be taken on with the approval of ENO. Applicants will be extremely gifted musicians who are proficient in English, preferably post-graduate music college educated, have some experience in opera and preferably have already acted as an assistant or apprentice with a professional opera company or orchestra.
How to apply
Please complete the Application Form (click to download), including 2 References written specifically for the ENO Charles Mackerras Fellowship and a Personal Statement. All application materials must reach ENO by the closing date.
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 27 February 2012
Applicants will be notified following the closing date whether or not they have been shortlisted for interview and audition. Successful candidates will be advised of audition repertoire. Interview and Audition dates – Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 March 2012 Selected candidates will be invited to audition for ENO Audition Panels as follows, and must be available to attend for both days:
1) interview meeting
2) piano audition session with singers
3) orchestral audition session, ENO Orchestra & singers
Candidates called for interview/audition will be asked to provide evidence of their entitlement to live and work in the UK.
Please supply 2 confidential letters of reference written by music professionals. The references must be written specifically in support of this application.
They may be sent directly to: ENO Charles Mackerras Fellowship, Music Department, ENO, London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES, with candidate’s name on the top left of the envelope.
Please write a personal statement of maximum 500 words giving your reasons for applying for the ENO Charles Mackerras Fellowship and your hopes and aims for the role if successful.
Please contact Katya Kazakevich, Music Co-ordinator / PA to Music Director
email@example.com, +44 (0)20 7845 9347
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