Early years training and development scheme for emerging music leaders, students, and ensembles.
Every year, we recruit trainee support musicians to take part in our Chamber Tots programme.
This is a unique opportunity for musicians or ensembles who are keen to develop their skills and experience as supporting musicians in early years practice. You are supported throughout by the leaders, mentors, and the Learning programme team. There is also chance to take part in other training sessions and opportunities as part of our wider Pathways programme.
“Chamber Tots always inspires me to grow, learn and go a step further in everything I do; my most sincere gratitude for inviting me to be part of it!”Previous Chamber Tots trainee support musician
Chamber Tots invites families with children aged 1-5 to come on a musical adventure at Wigmore Hall. Together we discover exciting instruments, songs, and stories with opportunities to explore, play and move together!
Our practice is rooted in child-led music making and reflects Wigmore Hall Learning’s values. Each workshop is led by one of our experienced early years leaders - Esther Sheridan, Lucy Drever, and Penny Osmond - who are supported by trainee musicians.
“My child and I love them and have found them to be a lifeline. I am incredibly impressed that your team can engage and hold the attention of children of such a young age and give them, in addition to the joy of music making, a sense of belonging at a time when many of their sources for that are missing.”Parent, Chamber Tots at Home
Participating musicians will:
Wigmore Hall is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination, and we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage, and other ethnically diverse groups, as well as Deaf, disabled, trans and non-binary candidates, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Successful applicants will be paid expenses per workshop day (excluding the training day).
Applications for the 2021/22 scheme are now closed.
We expect to advertise applications for the 2022/23 scheme in June 2022.
Following a shortlisting process, successful applicants will be invited to an audition at Wigmore Hall to perform a piece or song of their choosing and take part in a short informal interview.
We want to make the process as accessible as possible, so will provide shortlisted applicants with interview questions in advance so you can prepare before we meet.
We are committed to the safeguarding of all the people with whom we work; their wellbeing and safety is of paramount importance. We expect all our staff to respect the rights and dignity of participants, colleagues and partners, and to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved. In accordance with Wigmore Hall’s Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policy, as this role involves regulated activity, appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and the successful applicants will be required to take part in safeguarding training as appropriate.