Glyndebourne Academy 2017 Applications

Glyndebourne Academy is not currently accepting applications

The following is for reference/information only.

Applicants are asked to submit a video recording, a written application form, and a musical reference.

The video recording will show you singing for no more than 5 minutes, and also include a recording of you giving a personal statement explaining why you are applying for the Glyndebourne Academy.

Applicants should explain in their verbal personal statement how they meet the criteria of the Academy student profile (e.g., what personal circumstances or obstacles have made it difficult for you to follow a standard path towards music college and a career as a professional singer).

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.

Please submit your video recording along with all other application materials via the Glyndebourne Academy Application Portal. Do contact the Education team if you have any difficulty completing this or any other aspect of your application.

Application Deadline

The application deadline was 5.00pm on Friday 10 February 2017.

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 on the 8 April 2017 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.

Acknowledgement of receipt

We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email. Please ensure you have provided us with a working email address. Please avoid contacting Glyndebourne to request confirmation of receipt as this will delay the processing of applications. We aim to let applicants know the outcome of our shortlisting by 17 March 2017.

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. Please provide your referee with the blank reference form and ask that they complete the form in full.

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

All elements of your application (listed below) should be uploaded at the same time to avoid confusion. You can upload the application form as either a Word or PDF document. References should be uploaded as PDFs.

  • Application form
  • Music reference
  • Data monitoring form
  • Performance video
  • Personal statement video


Application Form

Music Reference

Data Monitoring