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Feb 03 2023


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Genesis Sixteen 2023-24 – The Sixteen’s FREE young artists’ scheme

About Genesis Sixteen

Genesis Sixteen is The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme for 18-23 year olds, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers.

During the course of a year, a series of week-long and weekend courses based in the UK are led by key figures from The Sixteen, including founder and conductor Harry Christophers and associate conductor Eamonn Dougan.

Participants receive group tuition, individual mentoring and masterclasses run by some of the industry’s top vocal experts. Thanks to a close partnership with the Genesis Foundation participants not only receive free tuition but also a bursary to cover all additional costs.

This is the UK’s first ever fully funded programme of its kind and alumni from the first seven years have already had much success since graduating. Many are now performing, recording and touring with professional groups, including The Sixteen. A number of them have set up their own choirs and are showing true entrepreneurialism in developing their brand and reputation on the music circuit.

How to apply

The Genesis Sixteen scheme lasts for one year, during which singers take part in two week-long courses and two weekend courses. There are 22 places available in the scheme each year. To be eligible for the 2023-24 programme you must be aged between eighteen and 23 on Sunday 20 August 2023, be resident in the UK for the duration of the scheme, receive regular singing lessons, and be free for all the course dates without exception, as follows:

Course 1: Oxford
Sunday 20 – Saturday 26 August 2023

Course 2: Location TBC
Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November 2023

Course 3: Location TBC
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 February 2024

Course 4: London
Monday 8 – Sunday 14 July 2024

Applications for the 2023-24 cohort are now open and the deadline for applications is Friday 3 February 2023 at 12pm.

To apply please:

  • complete the online application form here
  • as part of the application process, you will be asked to supply names and contact email addresses for TWO separate referees who can be contacted by us to supply a supporting reference. NB you are no longer required to ask your chosen referees to contact The Sixteen with a reference, as we will do that for you once applications close. You will find where to list your chosen referees on the application form

If you would prefer to apply using a Microsoft Word document, please email genesis-sixteen@thesixteen.com to request this.


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  • Timezone: Europe/Helsinki
  • Date: Feb 03 - 04 2023
  • Time: All day

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