Conducting Scholar 2017/18 applications

Applications for Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar are now open!

Fully funded by the Genesis Foundation, the scholarship offers young conductors the opportunity to be mentored by Conductor Harry Christophers and Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan, as well as the chance to work with some of the best young ensemble singers in the country. The scholar is given the chance to observe each course, sing with the choir, lead their own rehearsals and conduct several pieces in each concert.

In order to apply for Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholarship you must be:
•    Aged between 21 and 26 on 27 August 2017
•    Resident in the UK
•    A final year student, postgraduate or recent graduate who is serious about conducting and has experience of conducting choirs
•    Passionate about choral conducting and working with voices
•    Enthusiastic about The Sixteen’s repertoire
•    Some singing ability is an advantage as we find it beneficial for the scholar to sing with the choir when not conducting
•    Available for all of the following course dates without exception:
Course 1: Oxford (Sunday 27 August – Saturday 2 September 2017)
Course 2: Manchester (Friday 17 November– Sunday 19 November 2017)
Course 3: Stroud (Friday 23 February– Sunday 25 February 2018)
Course 4: London (Sunday 8 July – Saturday 14 July 2018)

Applications can be submitted until 9am on Monday 8 May. To apply, please submit:
•    A link to a video(s) of you conducting a choir in two contrasting pieces. The video(s) must be taken from an angle showing you clearly face on.
•    Covering letter
•    CV
•    2 References

Please send your application and any enquiries to Amy Donaldson (

Conducting Scholar 2017/18 applications