Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellows receive an award that makes a substantial contribution to their course fees and living costs. Holders of this award are considered members of the team of junior fellows and will be expected to participate fully in RCM life.
The Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship is only available to students on the Artist Diploma (ArtDip) in Performance programme and cannot be held for more than one year.
All junior and accompaniment fellows hold a unique position at the Royal College of Music. They are expected to develop musical and communication skills by undertaking further intensive study, working with other students internally and doing all they can to raise the profile of the RCM externally. All fellows work in close contact with the Creative Careers Centre, the RCM’s centre for professional skills and publicity services.
Current Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow
Jaymee Coonjobeeharry, flute
Jaymee Coonjobeeharry is the Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellow of the Royal College of Music, where his professors include Paul Edmund-Davies, Gitte Marcusson, Simon Channing, Stewart McIlwham, and Kathleen Stevenson. At the Royal College of Music, he has played under some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Bernard Haitink, and has been selected to perform in masterclasses with eminent flautists, including Sir James Galway. In 2016, he was accepted onto the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathway Scheme. Jaymee's studies are generously supported by the Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Trust 2017 Scholarship and he is a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Jaymee enjoys a diverse musical life and is currently the flute player in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He has worked in close collaboration with composers who have written works for him, including a Flute Concerto by Hamish Brown and a Flute Sonata by Guy Newbury.
Jaymee is regularly invited by orchestras to perform as a soloist and earlier this year performed concerts with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, alongside Swedish flute virtuoso Göran Marcusson. His most recent solo engagements also include a performance with soprano Dame Felicity Lott, and a Classic FM video performance of 'Flight of the Bumblebee' with pianist Frederic Bager, which has received over 250,000 views to date.
Whilst a student at Oxford University, Jaymee was President of the Oxford University Sinfonietta, and developed a strong interest in chamber music. He is a founding member of the Godiva Trio, which was awarded the 2017 Douglas Whittaker Wind Ensemble Prize, and recently performed Ravel's ‘Introduction and Allegro’ with the Harlem String Quartet and Harpist Ieuan Jones.
Jaymee's love of music has always gone hand in hand with a passion for science. After 8 years at the Royal College of Music Junior Department studying with Margaret Ogonovsky, he was offered a place at Oxford to read Chemistry in 2011, and whilst remaining musically very active, gained a Double First Class Masters.
Shortlisting and interviews
Shortlisting for junior fellowships will take place once the RCM’s audition process is complete, which is usually in February. Only students offered a place on the Artist Diploma in Performance will be considered.
Interviews for the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship will be announced at a later date. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Interviews will be held at the Royal College of Music in London.
Getting to the Royal College of Music
Should you be invited to interview, you will be required to bring original documentation (visa, passport or leave to remain in the UK) confirming that you have permission to be in the UK.
In your interview you will be required to:
- Meet and talk with a panel
- Discuss the contents of your portfolio and your achievements to date
- Expand on any of the information in your portfolio in light of developments since applying
- Discuss experience and career plans and suggest ways in which you would like to contribute to the work of the RCM
- Present a short extract of not more than five minutes from your submitted recording and be prepared to discuss your performance(s) as an instrumentalist. Key selection criteria will include your ability to evaluate this in terms of strengths and weaknesses, as well as your development to date and future goals
Results will be conveyed as soon as possible after the interviews have taken place.
If you are expected to perform on the day of the interview, you will be notified in advance.
Conditions for successful applicants
As Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow you will be expected to:
- Include reference to the award in your CV and in any biographical notes accompanying appearances
- Produce a short written report on activities undertaken to date by the end of each term
- Keep trustees and sponsors informed on a regular basis of opportunities to attend performances or events in which you are involved