Glyndebourne Academy - Application Information

Applications are now open for the Glyndebourne Academy 2019.

Applications are being accepted through YAP Tracker and are online here. Applicants are asked to submit a video recording, complete and online application form, and supply details for a musical referenee.

Your video recording should contain a video of you singing for no more than 5 minutes. It should also include a short video of no more than 2 minutes in which you introduce yourself and your motivation to apply for the Glyndebourne Academy. Please do not read out your personal statement as submitted in your application.

Please note, the reason we request a photograph on the application is so that we can easily match application forms to submitted videos and not for the purposes of selection.

Student Profile

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 singers aged between 26 and 30 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.

For full details on participant profiles and criteria please click here.

Access Arrangements

Glyndebourne is committed to ensuring that no candidates are disadvantaged by the admissions process. If you have a disability, medical condition or need other special access arrangements, please let the Education Department know in advance so that any necessary provision may be made at the audition. If we require extra information we will contact you.


Your application must be supported by a music reference from an independent referee. We will not accept references from your family or other relatives. You will provide us with your referee’s name and contact details within your application and ask we will contact them if you are selected for audition.

Music Reference: normally written by someone who can comment on your musical abilities, for example your current music teacher or choir leader.