University of Huddersfield to recruit new Head of Brass

The University of Huddersfield is looking for a new Head of Brass for its music department. Huddersfield has a long and deep heritage in the brass band movement and its brass students explore a range of styles including classical (solo/orchestral) brass playing, and brass band playing. The role involves activities such as band conducting and individual instrument teaching to lead the University’s brass provision into the future.

The role is equivalent to 50 hours per annum, at the current hourly rate for part-time hourly paid staff, although this may be supplemented by further remuneration depending upon activities undertaken. 

The Head of Brass will perform the following roles:

  • Liaise with other instrumental tutors in their instrument family group to update and revise current indicative curricula for student performers, and to co-ordinate joint activities within the instrument family, in communication with Head of Performance
  • Conduct auditions for University ensembles
  • Liaise with the Admissions Tutor and undertake brass auditions by prospective applicants, including supplying appropriate sight-reading tests
  • Help to curate the University’s own collection of brass instruments
  • Provide specialist advice and support to the Head of Performance and performance team
  • Liaise with other tutors to update profiles and ensure full representation on the Music and Music Technology webpages
  • To undertake outreach in local schools and music groups and to promote the University’s Music, and Music Technology degrees

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to Professor Rachel Cowgill ( by 30 June 2017, supplying a one-page summary of their suitability for the role, and a curriculum vitae. Successful candidates will take up their roles at the start of the 2017–2018 academic year. For more about Music & Music Technology at Huddersfield, see

The university is also looking for a new Head of Voice.


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