Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Courses for emerging professional singers, instrumentalists, composers and conductors led by high-profile musicians
The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme was founded over 40 years ago by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears to provide high-level performance training for the world’s best emerging professional musicians.
Residential projects and masterclasses take place throughout the year in the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk Coast where Britten lived and worked. Participants benefit from an exceptional campus of performance spaces and studios, which has grown around the iconic Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. The BPYAP hosts some of the premier performers and teachers who lead intensive projects, which culminate in high profile performances.
Courses at the BPYAP are free for all participants, and additionally we cover accommodation and most travel costs. There is no upper age limit, but we expect that most Young Artists will be at least 18 years old and either current students or recent graduates of a major music performance or composition degree course.
Applications open for the following courses on Friday 4 October 2019.
Application deadline for all courses in 2020: 4pm Monday 4 November 2019
Application deadline for Chamber Music in Residence & Chamber Music Lab: 4pm Monday 6 April 2020
Composition, Alternative Performance and Performance Art
13 – 24 September 2020
Composition • Instrumental • Vocal & Piano
Led by leading figures in contemporary music with interest and practice overlapping with experimental performance art, this course broadens the perspectives of open-minded composers and performers.Read more