NYCGB Fellowship Programme 2019-20

    An outstanding full-year development programme for aspiring choral leaders

    The NYCGB Fellowship Programme invites applications from outstanding young choral musicians who want to develop their skills as performers, leaders and professionals. Fellows will receive a fully-funded Section-Leader place in the 2019/20 National Youth Choir of Great Britain including a tour to New Zealand for the World Choral Symposium 2020, and a bespoke year-round programme of performance, education and leadership training and development including graduation opportunities. 

    Key Facts  

    • WHAT IT ISA full-year development programme for those who wish to prepare for professional musical leadership.  
    • WHO IT’S FOROutstanding choral singers and leaders aged 18 on or before 31st August 2019 and under 26 on 31st August 2020.  
    • WHEN IT ISSeptember 2019 – August 2020 
    • WHAT IT OFFERS: Leadership training as a National Youth Choir Section Leader and as part of NYCGB’s outreach programmes and Junior Choir staff teams; workshops in solo and ensemble performance and career skills; performance and creative projects, including close collaboration with the NYCGB Young Composer Scheme.  
    • WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT? Click here to download the schedule 
    • WILL THIS COST ME ANTHING? NOFree application process and training programme, including free participation in the National Youth Choir’s Annual Programme 2019-20, with fees for standalone Fellowship performance engagements and Junior Choir staffing work, and paid expenses. 
    • HOW TO APPLYApply at from 15th April. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend auditions on either the 14th June in London or the 15th June in Manchester. The closing date for applications will be Friday 10th May. Results will be communicated by Monday 17th June 

    Applications will open via on Monday 15th April.  There is no fee to apply. Candidates must complete the application form at and submit it together with a current headshot and a solo performance video bFriday 10th May t[email protected] 

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to audition on their choice of the following dates: 

    Friday 14th June 


    Saturday 15th June 


    Results will be communicated by Monday 17th June. 

    Click here to download the schedule

    * Successful Fellowship applicants will also receive a fully-funded Section Leader place in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, gaining outstanding peer leadership and mentoring experience over the course of the choir’s Annual Programme.