Chamber Music Director
The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras are presently looking for expressions of interest from those interested in taking up the position of Director of the IAYO National Chamber Music Workshops.
The IAYO National Chamber Music Workshops are weekend residential courses for junior strings, woodwind and brass. The course changes location every two years in order to bring the experience of chamber music playing and music courses to new players and new areas.
Contract payment: €900 gross. Musicians who are self-employed will receive the gross amount. Alternatively, the successful candidate can be put on payroll.
How to apply: Application is by a letter with your expression of interest and CV to Allin Gray at [email protected].
Deadline for applications is Monday, 3 April 2023.
Further information about the role can be found on our website iayo.ie
Role Duties: The role will involve planning in advance of the course and being present on the course itself.
Job duties include scheduling applicants into groupings considering level, age and abilities. This may include getting in touch with the students’ teachers, prepare contrasting pieces for each group to work on over the weekend, creating a tutti activity where all players and tutors meet in tutti sessions throughout the weekend and finalising a schedule for the weekend in collaboration with the IAYO Programmes Manager. During the weekend of the course, the Director must be on hand for all tutors throughout the course, offering advice where additional music is needed and lead the tutti sessions and instruct tutors and students.
Location: The role is based remotely but will require attendance at the National Chamber Music Workshops. In 2023, it is planned that the course will take place in Dublin (non-residential for students) over two days in October or November 2023.