Following the completion of Connor’s year with us, Ayr Choral will be giving the opportunity for a new young conductor to come and work with the choir and Andrew.

The post was advertised through the RCS and after a detailed interview procedure, part of which involved the applicants taking part of our Tuesday rehearsal, we are happy to appoint Matthew McKinney as our Assistant Conductor for the season 2019-20.

Matthew is a final year student in undergraduate performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a tenor he has been a professional chorus member and soloist. He has also worked as a conductor, teacher and coach, and is keen to broaden his experience. As a member of the Genesis 16 Scheme and Dunedin Consort “Bridging the Gap” he has had the opportunity to work with professional singers and conductors at the highest level.

Assistant Conductor Scholarship