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ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

College Details

Location : Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY

Phone : +44 (0) 20 7722 8183

Website : www.cssd.ac.uk  


Fellowship – Associate Musical Director

This role will provide a newly graduated musical director the essential next step into professional practice. Central will offer a specialist experience of teaching and performing and the development of professional practice and networking within a training environment. Central’s staff will be the Associate’s professional colleagues. The Associate will be mentored throughout the period of engagement by Professor Wendy Gadian, the Course Leader for BA Acting Musical Theatre. The Associate Musical Director will be able to enhance the School’s Undergraduate BA Acting Musical Theatre course through peer-to-peer support of BA Acting Musical Theatre students and by demonstrating initiative and enthusiasm in developing projects.

Applicants must have knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Musical Director within professional practice, an in depth knowledge of Musical Theatre repertoire, and hold a degree or equivalent in Music. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate evidence of strong keyboard skills and understanding of sung voice techniques. The Associate Musical Director will be awarded by Central following an application and interview process in summer 2021. There will be one available Fellowship for the academic year 2021/22.

If coronavirus restrictions are still in place in September 2021, Central is well organised to ensure that the AMD still benefits from a full experience.

Previous recipients of the Fellowship can all be seen achieving successful careers as musical directors, composers, arrangers, orchestrators and teachers across all aspects of the performing arts industry.


Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the School as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit. The Fellowship is a Grade 5 post at 0.5 Full Time Equivalent.

Please note that applications made directly to Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

For more details on the BA Acting Musical Theatre course at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama visit their website here.