Berkshire Choral International

Sing and Learn While Working

Berkshire Choral International offers a competitive apprentice program for professional-track undergraduate and graduate students. It’s an opportunity for singers, accompanists, and choral conductors (all must sing) to intensively study and rehearse major orchestral works with eminent conductors.

  • Five hours of choral rehearsals each day
  • Classes taught by our professional music staff
  • Private lessons and coaching
  • Master classes
  • Group recital
  • Participation in Saturday night concert

We will be taking apprentices to Baltimore, MD (June 10-17, 2018), Saratoga Springs, NY (June 17-24, 2018), Fullerton, CA (July 1-8, 2018), and Newcastle/Durham, UK (July 29-August 5, 2018). You may apply for more than one venue.

Room, board, travel stipend

As an apprentice, you’ll receive room and board, a travel stipend, and all the vocal scores. In return, you’ll be required to assist in various ways, including facilitating rehearsals for the soloists, conductors, and orchestra and assisting staff on registration days.

Application deadline: February 1, 2018

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter indicating the venue for which you are applying (you may apply for more than one venue)
  • Resume that includes date of birth, musical and educational accomplishments, information about general interests, and computer competency level
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach
  • MP3 file or CD of three contrasting art songs or arias, sung in two languages
  • Conductors and accompanists must also submit visual and aural representations of their work

Electronic submissions are preferred

Please submit your materials to Chorister Services Director Cynthia Pease: Before sending large files, please contact Ms. Pease at 413-229-1254 so she can assure that your submission is received properly.


Cynthia Pease
Berkshire Choral International
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257