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MUSICAL DIRECTOR INTERNSHIP FOR 2018

We are taking expressions of interest for a new role within Nelson Theatrix. Please read the information below and contact us to set up a time to meet and discuss further.

We here at Nelson Theatrix, pride ourselves on being a professional quality theatre group, working with amateur performers to create musical performances we can be proud of. We do not discriminate based on age or experience. and we actively seek to encourage as many people as possible to step out of their comfort zone, and to challenge themselves as performers.

We are now looking to add to our seasonal programme, by offering a Musical Director Internship to member of our community. This internship would see one person working alongside established Musical Director, Vocal Coach and Company Director – Jessica D’Ath, who has more than 12 years of experience in teaching, directing and performing, in Nelson, Christchurch and Melbourne. She has extensive experience working with all ages, having been a high school music and drama teacher for more than five years in Christchurch, establishing the ‘Mini Music’ preschool music programme two years ago, establishing Christchurch’s highly popular pops choir festival ‘Voices’, and establishing Nelson Theatrix upon moving to Nelson two years ago. This internship would offer one young person per school year, the chance to lead the Nelson Theatrix Choir ‘Contempo’ with Jessica serving as their mentor and coach, as well as serve as Assistant Musical Director on at least one theatrical production during their internship. At the end of this internship, the intern will have experience in teaching new music and conducting a community choir, preparing and understanding scores for rehearsals, confidence in leading rehearsals and gained real insight into what is required from a Musical Director in the theatre. At no time will they be without the support of someone who has done all of this many times before, and is an excellent educator in their own right. This is a truly unique and valuable opportunity, the likes of which does not currently exist – to our knowledge – in New Zealand. We believe the chance to gain such confidence and practical knowledge and experience in a real life setting is absolutely essential for anyone wishing to get a head start in today’s highly competitive world

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