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Faculty of Music


A career in the arts: performing and managing

with Crispin Woodhead, CEO – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Not all orchestras are the same – The OAE’s catchy and much-discussed, slightly controversial marketing phrase will be the starting point for a lively afternoon learning about managing a world-renowned orchestra and how varied a career in arts management can be. This session will also offer the chance for performers to ask Crispin for early-career advice – how is it possible for young conductors, soloists and other performers to find their place in the increasingly competitive market-place?

TICKETS: Contact Maggie Faultless, Director of Performance and co-leader of OAE for further details. E: This class is open to the public


Crispin Woodhead has forged a career in both music and education: having
studied modern languages as an organ scholar at Pembroke College,
Oxford, he then joined the Royal Northern College of Music as a junior
lecturer and fellow in keyboard studies. He co-founded, the largest independent UK internet service for
music teachers, taught at the internationally renowned Rugby School as
Head of Modern Languages and founded the award-winning period orchestra,
Arcangelo, before joining the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as
Chief Executive in 2015. He is married with four children and two cats.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music