VOCES8 Scholars Programme 2019-20

Apply now for the VOCES8 Scholars Programme 2019-20! As part of the UK programme, singers will be invited to attend a fully funded introductory course in London from 2nd to 6th October, as well as receiving a place at Milton Abbey Summer School from 26th July to 1st August 2020. In addition to this, scholars will be offered a host of performing opportunities with VOCES8 in the UK, plus the chance to be involved in a variety of masterclasses and outreach programmes across the UK and Europe. How to apply: Applicants should send a CV, cover letter and recording to...

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Awakening Leadership Programme

Are you an aspiring leader? Do you already hold an exec position or are you hoping to hust for next year? Sign up for the Awakening Leadership Programme! Including a training weekend, speaker series, and supporting materials. The deadline for applications is Friday 18th January, so don’t miss out. Email alex.baguley@durham.ac.uk for more information or to sign...

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Apply for Radio 3’s Next Generation Voices

Radio 3, the BBC’s classical and culture station, is looking for a new generation of contributors and presenters. Do you have an interest and passion for classical music and a desire to share your interest with a broad audience? Together with the BBC Academy, Radio 3 is holding a free media familiarisation day which will offer an introduction to the station, practical experiences in a radio studio, as well as masterclasses with experienced programme makers. They are particularly looking to reflect the diversity of Britain’s cultural life, and gain different points of view and insights to enrich programming, so would...

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Music Development Coordinator: Applications now open!

Apply now to become the next Music Development Coordinator for 2019/20! This is an exciting one-year opportunity for a recent Durham graduate to get more involved with music at Durham. The successful candidate will work within Experience Durham to support Music Durham and the development of student music university-wide. More information about the role can be found below. If you have any questions about the role and what it entails, you are more than welcome to email the current Music Coordinator, Lydia Heald, at music.coordinator@durham.ac.uk or to arrange a time to meet. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 25th January. Applications should be submitted by email to j.r.lawrence@durham.ac.uk. Best of luck! Job Description Grade: 1.4 (£16,035) Contract: Full time, fixed term Hours: 35 per week Overview: This is an exciting one-year opportunity for a recent Durham University graduate. The post holder will work within Experience Durham supporting Music Durham and the development of student music university-wide, both within Music Durham and colleges. The successful candidate will work closely with Experience Durham and Music Durham to: • Assist in the development of a cohesive and coordinated approach to student music within the University • Increase participation in student music within the University; • Enhance the profile and promotion of student music within the University. Roles and Duties: Society Development • To support and encourage the on-going development of...

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Preview: DUPO Chamber

This Thursday 13 December, Durham University Palatinate Orchestra have their third concert of the term; the chamber orchestra will be playing Honnegger’s Pastorale d’Éte, Walton’s As You Like It, , De Falla’s El Sombrero de Tres Picos and Piazzolla’s Tangazo. DUPO have described this as ‘an exciting and varied range of music, a celebration of beautiful and colourful music from around the world’. I spoke to Hugo Jennings, conductor of DUPO chamber, about the choice of repertoire and the importance of bringing more obscure Classical music to Durham audiences:  ‘It’s a pretty wild mix of pieces, most of which...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 23

MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 1

23 February 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham
Sun 24

MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 2

24 February 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Durham
Sun 24

MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 3

24 February 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham
Wed 27

Lunchtime Concert #17: Soloists

27 February 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Durham
Wed 27

Chamber Choir: Masterclass with Owain Park

27 February 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Durham