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NYCGB opens applications for 2018-19 Fellowship Programme

NYCGB has opened applications for the fourth year of its Fellowship Programme.

NYCGB has opened applications for the fourth year of its Fellowship Programme.

Launched in 2015, the programme has trained 24 aspiring choral professionals aged 18-25 in developing performance technique, leadership experience, career skills and networks.

Fellowship holders have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Aldeburgh Easter and Christmas festivals, Three Choirs Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival as well as enjoying masterclasses with Dame Sarah Connolly, Harry Christophers, The King’s Singers, Kitty Whatley, James Gilchrist and Roland Wood.

Fellowship graduates have proceeded to postgraduate solo vocal study, professional solo and ensemble vocal performance, conducting and tuition work for organisations including the National Youth Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs and Hallé Youth Ensembles and scholarships and young artist places with Tenebrae Vocal Consort, Voces8 and Sing for Pleasure.

Fellowship Programme benefits

The 2018-19 programme introduces a fully funded Section Leader place in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, offering holders peer leadership and mentoring experience over the course of the choir’s new Annual Programme.

As before, 2018-19 Fellows will also benefit from dedicated opportunities including:

  • recitals as an octet
  • masterclasses and workshops with leading artists and industry professionals
  • professional skills training
  • work experience placements with NYCGB’s Widening Access and Engagement Scheme and junior choir residential courses

Programme criteria, schedule, audition information and application form will be available from 4 June 2018 here. Auditions will be held in Manchester on 8 September 2018 and in London on 9 September 2018 with applications due by 20 August 2018.

Header photo: 2017-8 NYCGB Fellowship octet © Ben Tomlin