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Running since 2015, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Fellowship Programme is an outstanding full-year development programme for emerging young professional choral leaders.

NYCGB provides the Fellows with a comprehensive all-round offer and opportunities, with strands of activity focussing on these areas of development – Career, Educators, Performers and Leaders.

NYCGB is striving to build an inclusive community and we want to help achieve meaningful and balanced representation in choral leadership. To this end, we strongly encourage young people of Black, Asian & ethnically diverse backgrounds to apply for this programme. We also welcome applications from disabled people as well as those from lower-income households. NYCGB Fellowship is a free training programme and expenses are covered by NYCGB.

The Fellowship programme is for ambitious and creative individuals who not only want to become part of the professional choral network, but also to shape and reinvest in it. There is no other training programme in the UK that offers young people aged 20-27 a comparable range of experiences and opportunities.

NYCGB Fellows have the unique opportunity to develop a portfolio of professional opportunities and skills. This will include observing, mentoring and working with NYCGB staff and members across the range of our choirs (Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Choir, Training Choir and National Youth Choir) as well as being part of our Learning & Engagement programme. Fellows also work closely alongside our NYCGB Young Composers. The aspiration of the programme is for Fellows to be engaged with professional NYCGB opportunities following their Fellowship year. 


The programme invites applications from outstanding young choral musicians who want to develop their skills as performers, educators, leaders and professionals.

Applicants must be aged 20+ on 1 September 2022 and under 28 on 31 August 2023.

It is open to applicants who will be resident in the UK for the duration of the programme and who are eligible to train/work in the UK.

The NYCGB Fellowship programme is fully open to those who have not previously been an NYCGB member as well as those who are current or previous members.

The application deadline is 1 October 2022Visit the NYCGB website for full information.