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Britten Sinfonia Academy 2018-19 Applications

We are currently recruiting for young musicians who play specific instruments to apply to become members of Britten Sinfonia Academy for the 2018-19 season. Participants will develop their chamber music skills through a range of exciting ensemble projects and receive expert mentoring from Britten Sinfonia musicians and work alongside key guest artists from our main season.

Who can apply?

We are currently recruiting for: viola | double bass | oboe | bassoon | horn 

We welcome applicants who play one of the above instruments and:
– Are secondary school aged
– Are Grade 8 standard or above
– Live in the east of England
– Are dynamic and passionate musicians willing to challenge themselves
– Are willing to travel to courses across the east of England including Cambridge, Norwich, Saffron Walden and London

How to apply

You must submit:

  • A completed online application form available here
  • A completed teacher’s statement available here

In order to fully complete your application your instrumental teacher must submit a short paragraph for you. Your application is only complete once both of these forms have been received before the deadline on Friday 18 May 2018.

Should you require a pdf version of the application form, please email and we will be happy to supply accordingly.

Audition Information

Auditions will be held on Sunday 15th July and you must be available for this date.

Auditionees will be asked to:
– play two contrasting pieces lasting no more than 8 minutes altogether
– play a short orchestral extract from a selection that you will be sent to prepare in advance
– play a short sight reading task
– take part in a group audition

For further information please read the Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about Britten Sinfonia Academy here

Any queries contact or call 01223 341019.