The Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conductor Fellowship The Australian Ballet (TAB) is offering a full time Conducting Fellowship commencing in March 2016

The Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conductor Fellowship The Australian Ballet (TAB) is offering a full time Conducting Fellowship commencing in March 2016. The purpose is to give a conductor the opportunity to gain insights into training and experience in the highly specialised art of conducting for classical ballet. The recipient will work within The Australian Ballet as a member of the Music Department until the end of 2016 and will be mentored by the Music Director and Chief Conductor, Nicolette Fraillon. The fellowship will include:

• working with the Music Director and Chief Conductor TAB, and working alongside other highly regarded guest conductors;

• study and preparation of 2016 performance repertoire, including conducting lessons as necessary

• observation of ballet classes, stage, and studio rehearsals;

• working with senior artistic and music staff in studio rehearsals and orchestral rehearsals to prepare and maintain performance seasons;

• observation of orchestral rehearsals in all national TAB seasons; • possible conducting of rehearsals and performances appropriate to skill level;

• performing other duties relevant to working as a member of The Australian Ballet Music Department.

SELECTION PROCESS The fellowship is for the further development of conductors who have an avid interest in learning the art of conducting for classical ballet and an aptitude for working with music in the theatre setting. The applicants will have a tertiary qualification or equivalent practical experience in orchestral conducting, The Fellowship is not suitable for beginners. The position is Melbourne based with touring requirements. Hours of work are performance based and vary quite significantly across the year. Applicants are required to submit an application containing the below:

1. A current CV that clearly details the following:

education and career information;

a statement of why the candidate is interested in working with The Australian Ballet and why he/she thinks they are suitable to do so;

names and contact details of a minimum of three referees;

up to two letters of recommendation; 2 2. Up to two audio-visual examples of the applicant conducting:

Each example may be up to a total of 5 minutes of material.

Include a brief explanation of the material which includes: title, composer, performer details and date of the recording.

Audio Visual material sent as an email attachment will not be accepted. Files may be submitted in the below formats only: – A hard copy in DVD format; – As a weblink to a file on YouTube ( or Vimeo (; – Or as a .MOV or .MP4 file sent through yousendit ( All material must be the applicants own work and be clearly labelled with the applicants name. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview and audition. The audition will consist of conducting standard classical ballet repertoire to piano. Details will be advised on progression into the audition round. The Australian Ballet reserves the right to defer the appointment of a Conducting Fellow at the sole discretion of the interview panel should no applications be deemed suitable for the position.


Closing date for applications is Monday 18th January 2016

Shortlisting completed by Friday 22nd January 2016

Auditions will be held early February 2016

Commencement date:

March 1st 2016

Email applications by 9am Monday 18th January 2016

All hard copy applications must be postmarked no later than Friday 15th January 2016 Ange Park The Australian Ballet Level 5, 2 Kavanagh Street Southbank Vic 3006

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