Application Deadline October 31, 2021


Notification November 15, 2021


Program January 5-17, 2022

The Bach Institute seeks to share the deep knowledge and experience of the Emmanuel Music ensemble in performing the sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach. Drawing on fifty years of practical experience offering these profound works in a worship context, we bring a unique perspective on the communicative power and timeless relevance of this music, as well as insights into technique, interpretation, and pacing.

Application Information

Application deadline: October 31, 2021
Notification: November 15, 2021

Emmanuel Music announces auditions for its 12th annual Bach Institute Intensive for college age students and emerging professionals. We seek applicants for the following fellowship positions:

Applicants should send the following materials electronically to
1. Email of intent, including contact information
2. Two references
3. Resume
4. Video audition (via private YouTube link) as outlined below.

Optional: additional video of applicant in an "ensemble" situation—especially valuable for cellists and keyboardists to determine interest and ability in ensemble continuo playing.

Emmanuel Music performs at modern pitch A=440. Auditionees on Baroque string instruments are welcome, but must be able to perform at modern pitch.

About the Intensive

For nearly two weeks in January, students participate in the Sunday morning Bach cantata performances at Boston’s Emmanuel Church; study Bach cantata arias and recitatives (though in-depth text study and intensive private coaching);  and perform in public masterclasses - all culminating in a student Showcase Concert at the conclusion of the Intensive. The Bach Institute is open to college students, graduate students and young professionals. US and international applications are welcome; travel, visas (when applicable), and local housing are the responsibility of the participant.

Performance Opportunities

Learning Opportunities

Concert Attendance May Include