Glyndebourne Junior Artists 2018

Who it is for

The Glyndebourne Junior Artist scheme will be open annually to talented young singers in our local area aged between 14 and 19. Singers will not currently be studying at undergraduate level but will either be considering studying music beyond school, interested in pursuing a career in singing, or at least in developing to fulfil their singing potential.

Who will lead it

Mary King will lead the Glyndebourne Junior Artists scheme with input from a broad range of opera professionals.

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.

What it involves

Between September 2018 and July 2019 the 8 -10 young singers selected to be Glyndebourne Junior Artists will receive specialist training in disciplines including voice, language, music, drama and movement. They will also have the opportunity to attend rehearsals and to meet singers involved in Glyndebourne Tour and Festival productions and to gain an insight into the world of professional opera singers.

A range of activities will take place throughout the academic year, but singers must be available on the following dates:

  • Sunday 8 July – Auditions
  • Sunday 9 September – Launch Day
  • Sunday 14 October – Group Workshop Day
  • Sunday 4 November – Group Workshop Day

Glyndebourne Junior Artists will also be expected to act as ambassadors for opera in singing in their schools/colleges and communities.


Applications have now closed.


Glyndebourne Junior Artists Programme is supported by Conrad Blakey OBE RD and an anonymous supporter through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme which invests significantly in developing new audiences and artists of the future.