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Director of Music

St George's College, WeybridgeSurrey

The College enjoys a fine international reputation for the excellence and variety of its music.  The Music Department comprises the Director of Music, two further full-time staff, twenty two visiting teachers (self-employed) and a part-time Music Administrator (4 days per week).  The full-time members of music staff teach throughout the College with a varied timetable that incorporates all years and the visiting music staff offer tuition in all disciplines in addition to singing (changed and unchanged voices), organ and harp.  Several also run ensembles within the department and many teach both within the College and the Junior School (located approximately one mile away in Weybridge). The Music Department at the Junior School is comprised of a Director of Music, a further full time member of staff, and two part-time teachers; links between the two departments are extremely well developed.

Music plays a prominent part in the school’s life and is keenly supported by pupils, members of staff and parents.  The Department houses a Recital Room (seating up to 110, with a permanent recording facility installed in 2016), a large classroom equipped with 24 PCs running Sibelius 6, Cubase, and Audacity,  three further small study/teaching rooms, eight practice rooms (each with a piano/clavinova) and a store room with lockers for pupils to store their instruments, in addition to department stores.  The Department also has its own Gamelan, Samba Kit, set of African Drums, Roland digital harpsichord, and several staff offices;  Large scale choral and orchestral concerts take place in the College Chapel (seating 800) which houses a three manual organ by Hugh Banton (installed in 1999) and a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano; funds are in place to commence the search for an appropriate redundant pipe organ for installation in the Chapel.  A whole school musical is staged in collaboration with the Drama department approximately every three-four years and the first year cohort perform a semi-staged musical at the start of each academic year. The Parents’ Society actively supports the music making and recent funding has covered projects including the purchase of a set of posture chairs for the Orchestra and a Recording Room. 

The deadline for applications is by 4pm on Thursday 4 February but please note, applications will be reviewed upon receipt and shortlisted candidates may be invited for remote interview (via Teams) at short notice.

Single staff accommodation may be available on-site.

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