Whilst you're studying with us, you can request to be put forward for performances outside of Birmingham Conservatoire, known as 'External Engagements'. These may be corporate, public or private, depending on the client's needs.
Whether you perform as a soloist, or as part of a larger ensemble, participating in external engagements is a great way to gain valuable professional experience and earn at the same time.
In the past, we have provided a great variety of musicians for external engagements, including
- Instrumental Soloists (Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Organ)
- Vocalists (Solo Singers, Vocal Ensembles)
- Chamber Groups (String Quartets, Wind Trios, Brass Quintets)
- Jazz Bands & Small Ensembles
- Early Music Performers
- Classical Guitarists
- … and others!
Our clients require an exceptionally high standard of performance, so students are normally selected by Heads of Department. Graduates working as professional performers can also benefit from the External Engagements programme.
External engagement fees are in line with (not the same as), the Musicians Union rates, and part of the benefit lies in the opportunity to perform to a wider range of audiences, in different performance spaces.
Please complete the following form if you're looking to book an advanced student performer from Birmingham Conservatoire.