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Collective agreements and rates

Guidance and advice

Screened auditions

Adopting screened auditions would be a step towards eliminating claims of unconscious bias, discrimination or that musicians have been employed to meet diversity quotas.

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Auditioning advice

Orchestras can receive numerous applications for any given position, so being prepared for your audition will give you the best chance of success.

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Member representation

What we do

Orchestra Section

The MU Orchestra Section has four consultative committees, which cover a range of orchestra agreements.

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Latest news and features

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Normalising Trans Bodies in Opera

In this blog, commissioned for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Patricia Yates explores the work that needs to be done to make Opera more accommodating of gender-diverse performers.

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15 Jun 2021

Starting Up In The Music Industry

Advice for Graduates and Students in the North of England – learn how to get yourself ready to start-up in the music industry, whilst ensuring you're set up to earn money and protect your own interests.

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17 Jun 2021

Online One-to-Ones in Yorkshire & Hull

You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward, or perhaps you have a legal query or a project which you would like to get up and running but need some initial advice.

Online, Yorkshire & Hull
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