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Sing for Pleasure announces Scholarship Programme for Young Conductors

13th March 2015

Choral charity Sing for Pleasure has launched its third annual Young Conductors programme, which offers a year-long scholarship for the best aspiring choral talents aged between 21 -25.

Beginning in late Spring 2015, the course comprises of three separate weekends and a week-long summer school which can result in progress to advanced level, conducting complex a capella and orchestrally accompanied works with an accreditation towards the ABRSM Diploma in Choral Conducting.

The successful young musicians are offered a personalised approach to ensure that they get the very best help to realise their potential, with one to one tuition between courses and a choir placement.

Application for a scholarship can be made by visiting Sing for Pleasure’s website. The closing date for applications is the 17th April 2015 and Awards will be announced in late May 2015.

The programme, which launched in 2013 is funded by a number of grants from Charitable Trusts and Foundations and from charitable contributions from Sing for Pleasure. Past recipients have gone on to significantly increase their potential of a career in choral conducting and report a demonstrable impact on both skills and confidence.

SfP’s Head of Conductor Training, Manvinder Rattan commented: “We’re very pleased to be able to invite applications to this scheme once again, previous scholars have really raised the bar and brought great energy and commitment to the scheme. I’m excited to see who will be successful this year.”

Sing for Pleasure, registered charity number 270384, was launched in Bristol in 1964 as a musical society that celebrated all stages of choral and conductor development. The Charity, which is celebrating its golden anniversary last year, has a national reach, is more passionate than ever about music and has built an excellent professional reputation. The charity has been delivering high quality accredited training courses for over 50 years.

Read more on the Sing for Pleasure website