15 Newbury Street Boston, MA
The Bach Institute is a collaboration among Emmanuel Music, Oberlin College and Winsor Music. It provides undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals from all over the world with the opportunity to explore and perform Bach cantata arias. For nearly three weeks in January, students participate in the weekly cantatas at Emmanuel Church, study Bach cantata arias and perform them on outreach concerts in Boston and the surrounding area. The culmination of the Bach Institute is a public concert at Emmanuel Church.
The Bach Institute has openings for: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone/bass-baritone, violin, oboe, flute, cello, and keyboard. (Keyboard players should know or expect to learn figured bass.)
NEW THIS YEAR: Singers must arrive by Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Instrumentalists must arrive on Friday, January 6, 2017.
The deadline for audition materials (mp3) is October 7, 2016
Applicants will be notified on October 21, 2016.
There is no application fee.
For accepted students, tuition for Bach Institute is $500.
Please submit a recording of any Bach aria sung in German as an mp3. See the online application here.
Please submit a recording of any instrumental Bach work that includes one slow and one fast movement as an mp3. The online application is here.
Questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bach Institute offers:
Opportunities to perform
Opportunities to learn
"The coachings… how rewarding these were. I felt both exhausted and energized at the end of each day. It was such a joy to work so meticulously on details that usually go unnoticed, to be inspired by the experience of musicians who really knew what they’re talking about, to focus on chamber skills in a colorful way. “ Olivia Boen, 2014
"My favorite part, what I’ll carry with me, is the process, the growth over time. What I cherish now, and what I probably will for a long while, is space between where I/we began and where I/we finished.” Daniel McGrew, 2012
"By far my favorite, and the most valuable musical experience I have had in many years. I would definitely recommend it, and definitely go back.” Anonymous Participant, 2014