Apply for The Bach Scholars

The Bach Scholar Program

The B.E.S.T. Bach Scholar Program aims to support emerging musicians preparing for professional careers. Bach Scholars receive an annual stipend and perform with the Bach Ensemble as part of the Bach Vespers series.

There are no specific guidelines for applicants, but the strongest consideration will be given to musicians preparing for or beginning professional careers with a passion for baroque music and the music of J. S. Bach. Virtual auditions are possible, but in-person auditions are highly recommended.

Bach Scholars receive:

  • An annual stipend of $1000
  • regular performance opportunities with the Bach Ensemble
  • recordings of performances for promotion use
  • coachings with B.E.S.T. artists and principal musicians
  • professional headshots

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. 

Application deadline:          Spring Auditions – TBD

(Fall Auditions in 2023 will be held if needed.)

Application Requirements: Online application, with curriculum vitae and audio files emailed to

Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2021.

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