Glyndebourne Academy

Glyndebourne Academy Open Workshops
led by Mary King in Glyndebourne Tour venues, autumn 2014

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 music theatre, then this workshop is for you. Led by renowned singing teacher and Glyndebourne Vocal Talent Consultant Mary King, this workshop will give you the chance to explore vocal technique, develop your ability to communicate through singing, and give you an insight into what it takes to be a professional.

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.

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 Novemberm 2pm Milton Keynes Theatre
27 November, 2pm Theatre Royal Plymouth

To book please complete the application form 

*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.

 

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.

In October and November 2014 the Academy will begin recruitment for its second year. Glyndebourne vocal talent consultant Mary King will lead 10 workshops in our Tour venues to give 150 young singers across the country the chance to discover more about their voices. These workshops will give them 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. 

The Academy has provided a select number of young singers, several of whom were entirely new to opera, with seven days of intensive instruction in operatic vocal technique and performance.

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.

Artistic Director: Mary King
Project Manager: Chris Stones

Academy 2012 Film: Dave Fricker

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).

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