Conducting Scholar 2019/20


Applications for Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar are now open.

The scholarship is fully funded and 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 28 on 25 August 2019
  • Resident in the UK
  • A postgraduate or graduate who is serious about conducting and has experience of conducting choirs
  • Passionate about 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 25 – Saturday 31 August 2019

Course 2: Manchester
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November 2019

Course 3: Location TBC
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 February 2020

Course 4: London
Sunday 12 – Sunday 19 July 2020

Applications can be submitted until 12pm on Tuesday 28 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
  • A musical CV
  • 2 References to be sent directly from your chosen referees (not through yourself) to the email address below

Please send your application and any enquiries to Jess Haig at

Conducting Scholar 2019/20