Musical Director Scholarship

St Chad’s College offers a scholarship for a student to carry out the duty of Director of Music for the College Choir.

St Chad’s College Choir represents a wide cross-section of the College, welcoming undergraduates, postgraduates and members of staff alike. The Choir consists of up to 24 singers, most of whom are informally auditioned though some singers hold Choral Scholarships from the College. We also welcome students from other Colleges within the University to be part of our choir.

Further details about the College Choir can be found here.

A detailed role description can be found here. You are also encouraged to contact the College Chaplain for further information.


Level of Study: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Domicile: UK/EU/International

College: Applicants must be studying and resident in Durham for the whole of the academic year and are required to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position of Director of Music as outlined in the role description

Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time

Programmes: All programmes


Value: £1500 

Duration: 1 year (renewal by agreement from the College Principal and Chaplain)


The role may be advertised during the academic year although the College reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate without a public advertisement.

Scholarship application welcomed from: Scholarship Awarded for 2024/25

Deadline for applications: Scholarship Awarded for 2024/25

Audition: Scholarship Awarded for 2024/25


  • All eligible applications for the Director of Music Scholarship will be considered on the basis of their personal statement and CV.
  • A reference from a music teacher or suitable person will be required.
  • Candidates will be required to conduct a short choir rehearsal during the audition day.  This will include a warm up, Psalm and an Anthem, both of which will be sent out to short-listed candidatesThere will also be a short interview.


For advice or an informal conversation, please contact the College Chaplain.

Applications should be sent to: The Revd David Rushton, College Chaplain


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 3352