Berkshire Apprentice Program

Berkshire Choral International
Type of Position: 
Artistic
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 ljacquier@berkshirechoral.org or, Lindsey Jacquier, Berkshire Choral International, 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA 01257.

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