Creative Leadership

Trainee Music Leader Scheme

Open for applications now

September 2024 - July 2025

A paid, practical training course for musicians from across the country

Spitalfields Music, in partnership with Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Singers, Britten Pears Arts, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, is now accepting applications for the 2024/25 Trainee Music Leader Scheme.

This scheme is a paid, practical training programme for musicians from across the country, working in all genres, who are passionate about creative music-making in community settings. The majority of alumni still work in the industry, including some of the most respected workshop facilitators and animateurs in the sector today. Trainees will have the opportunity to develop their music leadership skills through hands-on experience and training, and learn from experienced music leaders in a supportive professional environment.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 15th July, with auditions to be held on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July 2024. The scheme will begin in September, opening with a weekend of activity that will include meetings, skills training and networking opportunities.


How can I apply?

Download the 2024 Trainee Music Leader Application Pack to find out more about the scheme and its hosts. You’ll find a link to the application form on the final page of the pack.

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