Durham University Classical Ensemble (DUCE) is now accepting applications for a new conductor for the 2019-2020 academic year!


DUCE is exclusively a chamber orchestra, and one of three auditioned orchestral ensembles in Durham. We focus on Baroque, Classical and early Romantic music and aim to put on three concerts a year.

Please get in touch with [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

The audition will consist of 10 mins rehearsal time with the orchestra, followed by a ‘performance’ run and questions from the players! You will have 1 week to prepare the extract. To register interest, please email [email protected] with a covering letter outlining why you would like to conduct DUCE and any repertoire suggestions, and a conducting CV!


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: midnight, Friday 19th April

AUDITIONS HELD: Friday 3rd May