New conductor training pilot revealed for young BAME musicians

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We’re delighted to be launching a new pilot conductor training project – in partnership with organisations across the country – which is specifically designed to encourage young BAME musicians to consider a career in choral conducting or vocal leadership.

We want to see the UK classical music world better reflecting our diverse ethnic landscape; with this in mind, our pilot will give talented young BAME musicians aged 16-24 an insight into the possibilities for them to tread a path in the sector, and equip them with the fundamental skills to do so, if they choose.

Our day-long pilot will run in five different locations, led by our CEO and Head of Conductor Training, Manvinder Rattan – himself of Indian extraction, born in Kenya –  held in a Covid-safe environment, during which participants will learn the key skills to lead singing (and playing) in an efficient, effective and musical way, explore related career paths, and leave with lots of music and skill resources to support them with their potential future leadership activities in this field.

Partner organisations are coordinating initial applications from local applicants, and we have confirmed dates and locations as follows; please click on the contact links below to ask for a brochure and details of how to apply:

9 January 2021: Manchester – Hallé Youth Choir

16 January 2021: Central London – National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

23 January 2021: North East London – Redbridge Music Service

30 January 2021: Leeds – RC Diocese of Leeds Music

31 January 2021: Birmingham – CBSO Youth Chorus

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