Glyndebourne Academy (ages 16-26)

Applications now closed for Glyndebourne Academy

Glyndebourne Academy is an operatic development project that aims to support gifted and talented young singers.

We look for outstanding young singers who aren’t currently able to consider a standard path towards music college or a career as a professional singer. This could be for reasons including personal circumstances, lack of career guidance, lack of skills development, financial barriers or other factors. Singers will normally be aged between 16 and 26, although in some exceptional cases older singers will be considered.

The Academy will focus on a small number of singers who show exceptional potential. Participants will be offered intensive training, mentorship, advice and guidance on future development and career pathways.

Up to eight students will be selected to take part in the full programme, working intensively with leading opera professionals, with an opportunity to perform at Glyndebourne in front of an invited audience in an informal concert at the end of the programme.

Student profile

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Glyndebourne Academy is for singers with exceptional potential whose circumstances have prevented them from following a traditional path towards a professional career. To be considered, applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 26, although we will consider applications from older singers who can make a very strong case for fitting the profile in all other respects. Please note that, although all Academy students will have faced obstacles to furthering their potential, selection will be based on merit.

Please note that Glyndebourne Academy will not be running in 2018.

For more information about our previous Glyndebourne Academy schemes, please click here.

For any questions regarding this or any other Glyndebourne education project please contact us at any time.

T: 01273 815023