The NYCGB Fellowship Programme is vital in enabling the most talented and motivated young singers to fulfil their potential and develop into artists capable of entering the music profession at the highest level - Nicholas Sears, Head of Vocal Studies, Royal College of Music

Launched in 2015 by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, the NYCGB Fellowship Programme is a training scheme for aspiring choral musicians which develops solo and ensemble performance technique, leadership experience, and professional skills and networks. Each year, eight outstanding candidates aged 18-25 are selected from open auditions to join the programme.

Fellowship programme highlights include: performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Aldeburgh Easter and Christmas Festivals, the Three Choirs Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival, London A Cappella Festival and on tour to Malta and China; masterclasses with Dame Sarah Connolly, Harry Christophers, the King’s Singers, Kitty Whately, James Gilchrist and Roland Wood; workshops on audition technique, stagecraft, marketing, websites and self-employed finance; audio and video recording sessions with Tenebrae vocal consort and YouTube musician James Rose and a self-directed shoot on London’s Berkeley Square; and extensive work experience as part of NYCGB’s schools outreach programme and junior choir course staff.

Graduates of the Fellowship Programme proceed to a wide range of activity, including postgraduate solo vocal study, professional choral and consort work, and leadership activity including conducting, workshops, and musicianship coaching.   

The NYCGB Fellowship Programme is supported by Principal Programme Supporter ABRSM with additional generous support from the Ofenheim Trust, and by programme partners Making Music and AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing).

Meet the current NYCGB Fellows
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Meet past NYCGB Fellows