NYCGB invites applications from candidates for the NYCGB Fellowship Programme 2017-18. Please read the following information carefully, including the notes. The deadline for  applications is Monday 13 February 2017; applicants must be aged 22-24 on 1 September 2017.

Audition Stages


10 January- 13 February 2017 (online)

Candidates submit an application form (above), current CV and headshot, reference from a singing teacher and a video (link or attachment) of a recent solo vocal performance to by Monday 13 February 2017. Please see the notes below for further information.

Stage 1 Auditions

12 March 2017 (Manchester), 19 March 2017 (London)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for 20 minute individual auditions, to include performances of excerpts of three contrasting pieces of candidates' choice, prepared and non-prepared sight-singing exercises, and interviews. Please see the notes below for further information.

Stage 2 Auditions

1 April 2017 (London)

Around 16 candidates will be invited to attend a final round audition in London designed to test ensemble skills and teamwork through a variety of repertoire. Please see the notes below for further information.


Successful candidates will be informed by the end of April 2017.



Video footage should be of sufficient quality to show your voice to best advantage, but does not need to be professionally made. You may perform either accompanied or unaccompanied solo repertoire - again, the primary consideration is that we should be able to make the most favourable assessment possible of your vocal quality and ability. You may either upload footage to a private YouTube link, or send it to us via email, WeTransfer or similar.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Candidates selected for Stage 1 Auditions will be notified in good time to prepare.

Stage 1 Auditions

These three pieces of your own choice should demonstrate your musical interests and ability to perform in a variety of genres, as well as your linguistic abilities and capacity to communicate through performance.

Stage 2 Auditions

The ensemble audition will test your ability to effectively work, learn and lead as part of a group with a wide variety of exercises and challenges. Expect the unexpected!

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