NYCGB Fellowship 2022


"This is a truly exceptional programme to support outstandingly talented young singers and choral leaders. The guidance and opportunities you will receive are without par."

Lynne Dawson, Head of School of Vocal Studies and Opera, Royal Northern College of Music

Running since 2015, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Fellowship Programme is an outstanding full-year development programme for emerging young professional choral leaders. NYCGB provides the Fellows with a comprehensive all-round offer and opportunities, with strands of activity focussing on these areas of development - Career, Educators, Performers and Leaders.

NYCGB is striving to build an inclusive community and we want to help achieve meaningful and balanced representation in choral leadership. To this end, we strongly encourage young people of Black, Asian & ethnically diverse backgrounds to apply for this programme. We also welcome applications from disabled people as well as those from lower income households. NYCGB Fellowship is a free training programme and expenses are covered by NYCGB.

The Fellowship programme is for ambitious and creative individuals who not only want to become part of the professional choral network, but also to shape and reinvest in it. There is no other training programme in the UK that offers young people aged 20-27 a comparable range of experiences and opportunities.

NYCGB Fellows have the unique opportunity to develop a portfolio of professional opportunities and skills. This will include observing, mentoring and working with NYCGB staff and members across the range of our choirs (Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Choir, Training Choir and National Youth Choir) as well as being part of our Learning & Engagement programme. Fellows also work closely alongside our NYCGB Young Composers. The aspiration of the programme is for Fellows to be engaged with professional NYCGB opportunities following  on from their Fellowship year. 

The NYCGB Fellowship have performed at high-profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Saffron Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Snape Maltings and the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham. Recent performance highlights include the BBC Proms, Three Choirs Festival and a nationally televised appearance from Amiens Cathedral in France in the presence of HRH Prince William and other dignitaries to mark the end of World War 1. NYCGB Fellows have been part of broadcasts and recordings for the BBC (radio and television), DCINY at Abbey Road Studios, Heart Radio, NMC Recordings professional recording label and NYCGB’s own digital release label. They have had masterclasses with, and been mentored by industry professionals including Dame Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Jacob Collier, David Clegg, Roxanna Panufnik, Toby Young, Jonathan Dove and Benji Merrison and worked with professional groups such as VOCES8, The Swingles and The Tallis Scholars. The Fellows also take part in workshops and performances at conservatoires and music education hubs across the country.

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