• The Tallis Scholars: Renaissance Masterworks

    For Choral Singers

    April 13–17, 2015

    Thirty young professional choral singers enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study and perform with Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars, the preeminent a cappella vocal ensemble. Phillips and members of the The Tallis Scholars prepare the singers to join them in a program in two of the most extraordinary works of the Renaissance: Antoine Brumel’s dramatic Missa Et ecce terrae motus, and Thomas Tallis’s sonorous 40-part motet “Spem in alium.” The culminating concert takes place at New York City’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola as part of Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach focus.

    Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

    Invited candidates will be notified by January 23, 2014.

  • Application Requirements

    In addition to a completed online form, all applicants must submit a short biography (100-word maximum), a current headshot, a one-page resume, two letters of recommendation, and an audition recording. The audition recording (video is strongly encouraged where possible) should include your unedited performances of the following:

    • A solo work of your choosing, with or without accompaniment, that demonstrates your vocal technique and musicality to best advantage.       

    All materials will be submitted electronically through DecisionDesk, a service that provides a digital audition platform to many performing arts schools and programs. As part of the application, you will be asked to enter e-mail addresses for your recommenders—two are required, a third is optional. They will receive a link to an online recommendation form after you submit your completed application. Please note that this e-mail will be sent directly from DecisionDesk (not Carnegie Hall). Your references will have until December 19 to complete and submit their confidential recommendations.

    Application Fee

    There is no application fee to apply for this workshop.

    Practical Information

    Invited participants are expected to arrive in New York City the day before the master class begins and depart the day after it concludes. Shared hotel accommodation is provided on that basis. Expenses of up to $350 (domestic) and $650 (international) will be reimbursed to each participant traveling from outside the New York City area.