Bursaries & Scholarships
Young Conducting Scholarships
We’re delighted to open the application process for our programme to support aspiring young choral conductors in their training for the 2021-22 academic year, and suitable candidates are now invited to apply for scholarships. The scheme is open to UK nationals only.
Over the year, successful applicants will benefit from fully funded SfP conductor training, and will further develop their skills and techniques through one-to-one mentoring and support from the Young Conductors Programme leaders.
Scholarships for the programme are awarded to exceptional candidates aged 18-25 who are passionate about embarking on a choral conducting career, but whose financial circumstances prevent them from accessing the specialised training they need to succeed.
Find out about the experiences of some of our scholarship alumni in the gallery at the bottom of this page.
How to apply
Candidates should complete the 2021-22 online application form outlining their experience, aspirations and reasons for applying. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 31 October 2021, and those who progress past the first round will be interviewed in November; scholarship recipients will be confirmed and announced in December.
The scholarships are now scheduled to commence on 5-6 February 2022 at our training weekend in London (Coronavirus-dependent); it’s vital to note that applicants MUST be able to commit to attending this, and all further group training events in 2022. The dates and provisional locations where already agreed for these further events are as follows:
28-29 May 2022 (West Midlands, venue tbc)
13-21 August 2022 (Summer School, location tbc)
5-6 November 2022 (Manchester, venue tbc)
Additional one-to-one mentoring between courses will be arranged on mutually convenient dates.
Please contact us for more information and advice about these scholarships and other bursaries available throughout the year.
Young Conducting Scholar Alumni
Click on an image below to find out more about some of the previous Sing for Pleasure Young Conducting Scholars.