For me, it was the variety that made being an intern at Eboracum Baroque a great way to gain work experience. I have loved the new opportunities and the range of skills I got to enhance and develop with each new project. From one week to the next, I was office based using my creativity to create marketing materials to promote the ensembles varied and exciting events or out in the evening recording in a Cathedral with a group of professional musicians all socially distancing and creating amazing work to stream online.
It’s been great to work at Eboracum Baroque. Every day has been so interesting and exciting with new projects, people and opportunities happening all the time. As the ensemble’s first Music Intern I have been responsible for promoting and co-organising some of the ensemble’s groundbreaking projects this year including last December’s recording of Handel’s Messiah and our recent 3-night spectacular ‘Baroque in the Orchard’ in the beautiful surroundings of the Grantchester Orchard Tea Rooms, Cambridge.
I have been able to Learn a variety of skills including digital and social media marketing, management, graphic design, data analysis and public relations. I have been able to achieve so much more than I could have expected including featuring the ensemble in major international publications and increasing our views by 70% on our YouTube channel with subscribers from as far away as America, Canada and Australia.
I have had an amazing time working with Eboracum Baroque and I can’t wait to use all the skills I have learnt in the wider music industry.
From Chris Parsons ‘It has been a pleasure to work with Edward across the year. He has done amazing work helping to grow the ensemble further including a successful sponsorship campaign, driving our audience figures online and building strong relationships with the press. His logistical help in the running of our Messiah recording and concerts at the Orchard Tea Garden was invaluable. I wish him every success in the future!’