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:
 

Sonoma, CA (June 9-16, 2019)

Boston, MA (June 23-30, 2019)

Richmond, VA (July 7-14, 2019)  

Prague, Czech Republic (August 4-11, 2019)

You may apply for more than one week. 
 

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 and assisting staff on registration days.

Application deadline: February 1, 2019

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, Lindsey Jacquier: ljacquier@berkshirechoral.org

OR 

Lindsey Jacquier
Berkshire Choral International
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257