Glyndebourne Academy

Application for Audition 2024

This application closed on Sunday January 7, 2024.

Please contact Glyndebourne Academy Administrator at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

Personal Details

Glyndebourne is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from those whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the world of opera. As part of the application process, please complete this Equal Opportunities Form.*
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To be considered applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 26, although we will consider applications from singers aged between 26 and 30 who can make a very strong case for fitting the profile in all other respects.
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Can you confirm that you are currently a resident in the UK and will be for the duration of the project?
NB This course is primarily aimed at singers who have been educated in the UK – under exceptional circumstances others may be considered, but only if the applicant is resident in the UK at the time of application, and will be for the duration of the programme

Education - General

For A Level or above please give details of subjects studied and institutions attended:

Education - Musical

Please list below all areas of musical study you have undertaken both formally and informally, including voice, other instruments, composition etc. We would like to have as complete a picture of your background and experience as possible. If you have taken any exams please let us know your most recent grade, exam board (eg ABRSM/Guildhall/Trinity) and result. Please note we do not expect you to have qualifications.
Have you sung in any choirs or played in any musical groups?
If yes please list the groups you have been involved with and the length of your involvement:

Other Information

Do you have any experience of:
If you answered yes to the above, please give details:
If you answered yes to the above, please give details:
eg plays or musical theatre
If you answered yes to the above, please give details:
Which of the following do you read regularly?
What was the last live performance in any genre you attended that inspired you? Tell us what it was and what about it inspired you.
Please note we are looking for exceptionally talented young singers who have faced barriers to developing their singing careers. Please be explicit about these barriers and the impact you feel they have had on your career or we will not be able to fully assess your application.
Please tell us:
  • why you are applying to Glyndebourne Academy
  • how you meet the student profile criteria (See the participant profiles here)
  • what you hope to gain from it
  • what your career aspirations are
Please feel free to include any further details of your background and experience that you have not already told us about in the application form above. Number of documents required: 1.
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Please include at least one video recording. Your video recording should contain a video of you singing for no more than 5 minutes. It should also include a short video of no more than 2 minutes in which you introduce yourself and your motivation to apply for the Glyndebourne Academy. Please do not read out your personal statement as submitted in your application. Minimum number of selections permitted: 1. Maximum number of selections permitted: 3

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Please provide us with the name and contact details for a referee. We will only request a reference if you are selected for audition. The referee should be a professional musician (eg a teacher, coach, choir leader etc) who has recent experience of your singing and can comment on your vocal and musical abilities. If you are unsure of the suitability of your referee please contact the education department at Glyndebourne to discuss.
Please provide us with a recent headshot. This does not need to be a professional photograph, however please make sure that it is clear and as high-quality as possible.
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