Apply for The Bach Scholars

The Bach Scholar Program

The B.E.S.T. Bach Scholar Program aims to support emerging singers and instrumentalists 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 strongest consideration will be given to singers 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.

2022-2023 Scholar Positions: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, oboe, violin

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 – May 9, 2022

(Fall Auditions in 2022 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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