Benslow Music invites advanced singers to audition for solo roles for our renowned Baroque Project ending with a public concert performance of Weldon's The Judgement of Paris.
Supported by the Radcliffe Trust and the Christopher Laing Foundation, successful auditionees will be offered a full bursary to cover their tuition, lodging and place on this prestigious course.
Application Deadline: Monday 9 January 2023, 5pm
Project dates: Monday 10 April - Friday 14 April 2023
Mercury - tenor
Paris - (a very agile) baritone
Juno - soprano/mezzo
Pallas - soprano
Venus – soprano
Applications will be by video submission and must include:
A brief introduction (max 2 mins) outlining why you are applying for the project
Two pieces of Baroque music to sing at pitch A415, one of which needs to be in English by a composer prior to Handel (Purcell, Eccles, Weldon etc.). Roughly 12 minutes max in total.
You should upload your video to YouTube or an equivalent site to submit your application (this can be a private upload). Please note that we do not select singers on the basis of video quality – you don’t need to worry about sourcing specialist equipment, a smartphone will do!
The performed elements of audition videos should be recorded in one continuous take to best simulate a live audition scenario. It is acceptable to record your introduction separately provided the audition is submitted in a single video link.
All applicants must also submit an up-to-date CV detailing their education and performance experience.
Email your application, including video link, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
What happens once I've applied?
Your application will be reviewed by the project tutors before giving their final assessment to Benslow Music staff. Decisions are made on the basis of standard of audition and quality of musicianship, career level, application presentation and history with Benslow Music.
Decisions are final and not for appeal.
We will endeavour to provide feedback wherever possible, but please note that we cannot guarantee this aim will be met in every instance.