Other Opportunities

January 13th, 2016

From Chorister Grace: Info for all –

The Cathedral Choral Society will be hosting a community sing-along at the Cathedral on Sunday, January 24th at 7:30 pm. They will be singing 3 pieces – Handel, Zadok the Priest; Handel, The King Shall Rejoice; Mozart, Coronation Mass, K. 317. Tickets are $10 – scores provided. More info at http://www.cathedralchoralsociety.org/events/cathedral-sings-music-kings-and-queens

Info for music majors —

Berkshire Choral International – www.berkshirechoral.org – offers opportunities for young musicians through their scholarship and apprentice programs. The scholarship program provides undergraduate music students a full scholarship – tuition, room and board, choral score – to one of the BCI summer choral weeks. Only cost is travel to get there and back. The deadline for applications is April 1. Additional information on the scholarship program is at http://www.berkshirechoral.org/sing-with-us/young-adult-programs/berkshire-scholar-program. Information on this summer’s choral works, conductors, etc. is at http://www.berkshirechoral.org/sing-with-us/.

The Berkshire apprentice program is a paid 3 week program for undergraduate and graduate students. Apprentices may be singers, conductors or accompanists. Apprentices receive room and board, a stipend of $200/week and all the vocal scores. The deadline for apprentice applications is March 1st. Apprentice program applies to the 3 weeks at Sheffield, MA and the week in Vienna, Austria. More information about applying to the apprentice program is at http://www.berkshirechoral.org/sing-with-us/young-adult-programs/apprentice-program/.

Berkshire also offers limited scholarships for regular singers, as well as a tuition discount for singers under the age of 40. The deadline for applications to sing this summer was the end of last month. However, they are still accepting applications for all voice parts for all weeks except Vienna, where all voice parts are waitlisted. Information about which weeks have openings in which voice parts is at http://www.berkshirechoral.org/apply/openings/.

This year will be my 12th year with Berkshire Choral and highly recommend it!


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