Glyndebourne Choral Summer School

This intensive course is aimed at those to discover their full potential, whether they are an experienced singer, a member of a choir or just someone who loves to sing but hasn’t had any formal training.

The Choral Summer School is delivered by Glyndebourne as part of East Sussex Music’s Summer Schools programme and in 2018 was led for the first time by Glyndebourne’s renowned Vocal Talent Consultant Mary King and choral expert Travis Baker.

Mary’s multi-faceted career encompasses roles as performer, coach, writer and broadcaster. She has appeared in concerts and operas all over the world and is a leading exponent of contemporary vocal music. Her high-profile career as a vocal coach includes work for a wide range of choral, operatic and musical theatre groups and solo performers. She is also renowned as a writer and broadcaster on TV and radio.

Travis is the Director of Voice at Millennium Performing Arts College, teaches at Westminster Abbey and is also the Director of Music for The Bromley Boy singers, one of the top competition-winning choirs in the UK. Together Mary and Travis will use a range of musical theatre and classical repertoire to teach you how to get the best from your voice, develop a sound, healthy technique, and work as part of a vocal ensemble.


This project is for those aged between 13 and 18. The 2019 offer will be announced on our website and to our GYO mailing list – join the GYO mailing list now to be kept informed of this and other upcoming opportunities.


‘It’s a really friendly atmosphere to work in.’ – 2017 Participant

We are able to work with many different people and are given freedom and opportunities.’ – 2017 Participant

‘We get to have the full experience – the music, the staging, the drama.’ – 2016 Participant