National choral charity Sing for Pleasure has announced that applications are open for scholarships for its 2017-18 Young Conductors Programme.
Funding has been secured to provide training for four young would-be choral conductors for this programme, launched in 2013, that offers a transformational learning experience for talented young musicians aged 18-25 who aspire to a choral conducting career, but who lack the financial means to access the specialised training they need to succeed.
Applicants chosen to receive scholarships will benefit from fully funded group training sessions run by the charity during the year, interspersed with personalised, one-to-one mentoring and support to ensure each individual develops best practice conducting skills and techniques at their optimal pace.
The deadline for scholarship applications is 7 October, with the first training session taking place in Bolton on 4-5 November. For further details (including all other training dates) and to submit an application, visit Sing for Pleasure's website.