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Symphony Orchestra Tutor: Double Bass at MiSST

Symphony Orchestra Tutor: Double Bass
Islington, London
United Kingdom
Expiry Date
31 May 2024
Posted on
17 Jun 2022

Post: Symphony Orchestra Tutor (double bass) at MiSST Music Academy

Reporting to: Director of Music and Director of Excellence                                                                               

Days: Saturday morning essential  

Interviews: Thursday 6th June                

Start Date: ASAP

The MiSST Music Academy will be located at City of London Academy Highbury Grove,
London, N5 2EQ

The Post
We are currently seeking an experienced double bassist to join our team of highly skilled
orchestral tutors.
There are currently eight orchestral tutors in our Symphony Orchestra rehearsals (5 strings,
1 woodwind, 1 brass, 1 percussion). All orchestral tutors are highly experienced orchestral
players with a wealth of professional experience. Our tutors should aim to attend all MMA
rehearsals (dates below). Advanced notice of any absences will be required as outlined in
our MMA Tutor Agreement (which will be sent to you if successful).
The Symphony Orchestra is facilitated and conducted by Jonathan Gibson (MiSST Director
of Excellence Programmes) and administrated by Epsie Thompson (MiSST Social Media
and Administration Lead).

MiSST’s next Annual Concert, which will feature the MiSST Symphony Orchestra heavily,
takes place at The Barbican Centre on Wednesday 23rd April 2025 – every effort should be
made by our tutors to be available on this date.

The principal responsibilities of the role of Symphony Orchestra Double Bass Tutor are as
• To attend the MiSST Music Academy every Saturday (dates below) between the hours of
10am and 1pm
• To attend and assist during rehearsals (full orchestra, leading sectionals, string orchestra,
chamber music)
• To be enthusiastic, encouraging and empathetic towards our students
• To resolve problems discretely during rehearsals
• To give clear advice and training on orchestral playing, discipline and techniques
• To keep a general eye on behaviour within the section
• To play along with the students in the rehearsals
• To fairly decide, alongside the conductor, how the section are seated
We are particularly encouraging Black and ethnically diverse and/or disabled applicants
to apply.

The post is available from June 2024. Dates for the remainder of the year and next
Academic Year are as follows:
THIS TERM – 8, 15, 22, 29 June | 6 July

AUTUMN TERM – 21, 28 Sept | 5, 12, 19 Oct | 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov | 7 Dec
SPRING TERM – 11, 18, 25 Jan | 1, 8 Feb | 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mar
SUMMER TERM – 3, 10, 17 May | 7, 14, 21, 28 June | 5 July
CONCERT = 23 April (extra rehearsal 22 April PM)

Click here to download the job description

Click here to download the application form

Please email your completed application form directly to for consideration BY 5PM 31st MAY. Interviews will be online 6th June.

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