The Glyndebourne Academy facilitates the discovery and development of gifted and talented singers aged 16-26 who haven’t necessarily followed the traditional training routes and face barriers to pursuing this career, whether economic, social or geographic. This autumn workshops are taking place across the country, led by Glyndebourne Vocal Talent Consultant and Glyndebourne Academy Artistic Director, Mary King. These give participants a taste of what they will experience if they apply to take part in Academy next year. In 2015 successful applicants will enjoy a residential week, trips to the Festival and a performance opportunity at Glyndebourne.
Glyndebourne Academy Open Workshops
If you are aged 16–26, love singing, and would like to find out if you have what it takes to sing solo in opera or musical theatre, then this workshop is for you. This workshop gives you the chance to explore vocal technique, develop your ability to communicate through singing, and gives you an insight into what it takes to be a professional opera singer.
Sessions run either morning 10am to 1pm or afternoon 2pm to 5pm in the following locations:
14 October - Brighton Unitarian Church
4 November - The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
11 November - The Garage, Norwich
18 November - Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes
25 November - Cygnet Theatre, Exeter
Cost: £15 (£7.50 concessions*), including a complimentary ticket for the matinee performance of Glyndebourne’s La finta giardiniera (Mozart) on the Thursday following the workshop at the following venues:
16 October, 2pm - Glyndebourne
6 November, 2pm - The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
13 Norwich, 2pm - Norwich Theatre Royal
20 November, 2pm - Milton Keynes Theatre
27 November, 2pm - Theatre Royal Plymouth
*Concessions: You are entitled to pay the concessionary rate if you are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, or are registered disabled. You will be required to bring proof of eligibility with you on the day of the workshop.
If you would like to book a place on one of these workshops complete the application form
The 2015 Glyndebourne Academy workshops and recruitment will be supported in memory of John Stuart Beeteson and by the Donald Albert Anderson Charitable Trust through investment from Glyndebourne's New Generation Programme (NGP).
Glyndebourne Academy 2012
In August 2012 eight students between the ages of 18-27 took part in a five-day residential course under the direction of Mary King. Sessions covered vocal coaching, training in movement and drama, language coaching, work on notational literacy, discussion sessions about vocal types, career considerations, support networks and the range of skills development needed for an operatic career. Students reunited for two days of follow-up workshops in November 2012 and presented a public sharing of works in progress at Glyndebourne on 17 November 2012. Over the winter of 2012, they received continued support in the form of advice and resources concerning how they can continue their operatic development until such time as they are able to attend music college or other formal training.
Academy 2012 Film: Dave Fricker
For any questions regarding this, or any other Glyndebourne Education project please contact us any time.
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