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Glyndebourne Academy

Applications are now open for Glyndebourne Academy, an operatic development project which aims to support gifted young singers.

Are you interested in pursuing classical singing but have faced challenges in your musical development? Whether this is due to challenging personal circumstances, geographical or financial barriers or other factors, Glyndebourne Academy could be right for you.

We are looking for gifted and talented young singers aged between 16 – 26 to apply for Glyndebourne Academy to receive intensive training, mentorship, advice and guidance on future development and career pathways. You will work with industry professionals to develop a variety of classical singing performance disciplines vocal coaching, movement and language.

‘The opportunity to work with people who are so well respected and educated in the field of opera was priceless; these people showed me genuine respect and empathy, but equally challenged me in all aspects of my performance. ‘  Glyndebourne Academy participant 2021

Application Process

Applications are now open

Applications for Glyndebourne Academy are now open – the deadline to submit your application is Friday 6 January 2023 at 5.00pm. For full guidance on completing your application download the guide and to read our participant profiles click here.

Applications are made through YAP Tracker and must include an up-to-date headshot. The headshot does not have to be professionally taken. If you need to make an account to apply, this is free of charge. 

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an in-person audition. From there, those who are shortlisted will attend a second round audition workshop. Up to ten participants will be selected to take part in the programme. 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for the duration of the Academy.

Cost

In most cases you’ll need to pay your own travel costs for attending auditions, but if this is likely to be a significant barrier to your attending, please let us know on your application. There are no application or audition fees for Glyndebourne Academy.

Tuition, room, board and transport for the Glyndebourne Academy programme are provided from the Launch Day onwards.

Key Dates

  • December  – YAP Tracker applications open
  • January – Applications close
  • March – First round auditions
  • April – Second round auditions
  • May – Launch Day
  • August – Residential Week
  • October – Final Weekend

Academy Alumni

2012

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

2015

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

2017

  • Fionn Almhaim
  • Connor Campbell
  • Lydia Haynes
  • Joseph Hookway
  • Kiefer Jones
  • Charlotte Killingley
  • Holden Madagame
  • Olivia Moss
  • Emilie Parry

2019

  • Frankie Bounds
  • Roseanna Bowen
  • Conrad Chatterton
  • Luke Hagerty
  • Owen Lucas
  • Alexandra Mather
  • Katerina Piperakis
  • Morgana Warren-Jones

2021

  • Timothy Asbridge
  • Penny Ashmore
  • Paige Blankson
  • Ambrose Connolly
  • Jodie Li-Smith
  • Max O’Neill
  • Millie Royle
  • Stephen Walker

If you have any questions about application requirements please do contact the Learning & Engagement team at takepart@glyndebourne.com or phone 01273 815023.


Glyndebourne’s Learning & Engagement programme is made possible thanks to Arts Council England and generous donations through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.

Photos: James Bellorini

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