The Bach Scholars

The BEST Bach Scholar Program

The B.E.S.T. Bach Scholar Program aims to support emerging singers preparing for professional careers. Bach Scholars receive an annual stipend and sing as soloists and professional choristers with the Bach Ensemble as part of the Bach Vespers series. Each Bach Scholar will perform as a soloist with the Bach Ensemble during the season.

There are no specific guidelines for applicants, but strongest consideration will be giving 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.

Bach Scholars receive:

  • An annual stipend of $1000
  • at least one solo opportunity with the Bach Ensemble during the current season
  • recordings of performances for promotion use
  • coachings with B.E.S.T. artists and principal singers
  • professional headshots

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. 

Application deadline:          August 15, 2021

In-Person Auditions:           August 22 & 29, 2021

Application Requirements: Online application, with curriculum vitae and audio files emailed to cmonroe@stthomasepiscopal.org.

Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2021.