Dunedin Consort

Bridging the what…?

Starting out on a professional career as a musician is both thrilling and terrifying. Taking the step between music college or university and self-employment might seem daunting. But there’s no doubt that the advice and support of established professionals can help to make the process smoother, more enjoyable and more rewarding.

Bridging the Gap is our platform for early-career musicians. It’s designed to help foster young talent, allowing singers and instrumentalists to consolidate existing skills and acquire new ones as they begin their journey on the path from young performer to fully fledged professional.

How does it work?

Selected by open audition each year, up to four young musicians will perform alongside and be mentored by Dunedin’s regular cast of performers. The scheme offers a unique opportunity to tour with our internationally renowned musicians and to gain from their expertise.

This initiative is part of our commitment to fostering the next generation of musicians, providing them with a unique opportunity to grow and develop on the path to a professional career.

Who can apply?

In 2018 we are looking for experienced singers of all voice types who are keen to develop their experience of professional ensemble singing. Eligible participants must be based in Scotland and aged 19-26 at the time of applying. You must also be available to join Dunedin Consort in Scotland from 27 November to 1 December 2018 if you are accepted onto the scheme.

How to apply

Please complete our online application form here. Applications should be accompanied by

1) a single-page C.V. detailing your relevant choral experience

2) a link to audio or video of you singing a solo work from the 17th or 18th century

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 12 October 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. If you have any disability that prevents you from following the application process as described, please contact Jo Buckley (Head of Artistic Planning) on jo@dunedin-consort.org.uk or 0131 516 3718.

What happens next?

We will write to you by Friday 19 October to let you know if you have been called for an audition. Auditions will take place in Glasgow during the week beginning 29th October 2018.

Up to four singers will be chosen to join the scheme and will be invited to join Dunedin Consort – as a paid professional – for our choral tour The Golden Age from 27 November to 1 December 2018.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th October 2018 at 5pm.

For more information, please visit the Dunedin Consort website: https://www.dunedin-consort.org.uk/community-and-education/bridgingthegap/