Berkshire Apprentice Program

Berkshire Choral International
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Sing and Learn While Working! 

Berkshire Choral International offers a competitive apprentice program for professional-track undergraduate and graduate students. It’s an opportunity for singers, accompanists, and choral conductors (all must sing) to intensively study and rehearse major orchestral works with eminent conductors.

  • Five hours of choral rehearsals each day
  • Classes taught by our professional music staff
  • Private lessons and coaching
  • Master classes
  • Group recital
  • Participation in Saturday night concert

Travel to one of these three places:

  • Boston, MA (June 23-30, 2019)
  • Richmond, VA (July 7-14, 2019)  
  • Prague, Czech Republic (August 4-11, 2019)

(You may apply for more than one week) 

Visit our website for more information!

Compensation and Benefits: 

Room, board, travel stipend: 

As an apprentice, you’ll receive room and board, a travel stipend, and all the vocal scores. In return, you’ll be required to assist in various ways, including facilitating rehearsals and assisting staff on registration days.

Application Procedure: 

Application deadline: February 15, 2019 - Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter indicating the venue for which you are applying (you may apply for more than one venue)
  • Resume that includes date of birth, musical and educational accomplishments, information about general interests, and computer competency level
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach
  • MP3 file or CD of three contrasting art songs or arias, sung in two languages
  • Conductors and accompanists must also submit visual and aural representations of their work

Please submit your materials to Chorister Services Director, Lindsey Jacquier at or, Lindsey Jacquier, Berkshire Choral International, 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA 01257.

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