Glyndebourne Academy

This page refers to our previous Glyndebourne Academy schemes. For more information on our current Glyndebourne Academy programme, please click here.


Glyndebourne Academy 2017

In 2017 our third Glyndebourne Academy ran with nine participants. The scheme ran as before, with a welcome weekend at Glyndebourne in May, a five-day residential course in August and a final weekend in November culminating in a sharing of work with friends and family. The course was again led by Vocal Consultant Mary King.

The 2017 participants were:

Connor Campbell
Fionn Ó hAlmhain
Lydia Jane Haynes
Joseph Hookway
Kiefer Jones
Charlotte Killingley
Holden Madagame
Olivia Moss
Emilie Parry

“A gift that keeps on giving; all the tools a young singer needs to fly. Thank you.”
- Kiefer Jones, Glyndebourne Academy 2017 participant


Glyndebourne Academy 2015

In 2015 Glyndebourne held its academy scheme for the second time for ten successful applicants. The scheme used a similar programme, with a five-day residential course in August followed by a weekend in November. The course was again led by Vocal Consultant Mary King.

The 2015 participants were:

Hannah Boxall
Ione Chadwick
Rebecca de Coverly Veale
Anna Heywood
Katie MacDonald
Emma Jane Peacock
Darwin Prakash
Andrew Powis
William Rennie
Ryan Williams

‘I wish we could do the Academy for a year because the progression in a week was ridiculous.’
-William Rennie, Glyndebourne Academy 2015 participant

Glyndebourne Academy was made possible in 2015 by the support in memory of John Stuart Beeteson and by the Donald Albert Anderson Charitable Trust through investment from Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.


Glyndebourne Academy 2012

In August 2012 eight students between the ages of 18-27 took part in a five-day residential course under the direction of Mary King. Sessions covered vocal coaching, training in movement and drama, language coaching, work on notational literacy, discussion sessions about vocal types, career considerations, support networks and the range of skills development needed for an operatic career. Students reunited for two days of follow-up workshops in November 2012 and presented a public sharing of works in progress at Glyndebourne on 17 November 2012. Over the winter of 2012, they received continued support in the form of advice and resources concerning how they can continue their operatic development until such time as they are able to attend music college or other formal training.

The 2012 participants were:

Alaric Green
Sophie Gregory
Rachel Houslin
Victoria Hughes
Nina Kanter
Katarina Melling
Naomi Rogers
Zac West

Glyndebourne Academy was made possible in 2012 by the following generous parties:

Mrs Christine Collins
Dr and Mrs John Padfield
The Sidney E Frank Foundation


If you are interested in supporting the work of Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme please contact Andrew Higgins, Director of Development:

01273 815 400
andrew.higgins@glyndebourne.com