St John's Choral Scholar Program

choral scholars cathedral 1The St. John's Choral Scholars, with Director of Music Ministry, Chris Brayne, in front of the High Altar at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
April 7, 2019.

St John’s of Lattingtown introduced a new Choral Scholar Program (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) in 2017 for High School seniors, undergraduate and postgraduate students to sing with St John’s Parish Choir. We are now seeking applications for the academic year 2019/2020.

Choral scholars must be in full-time education and are appointed for one semester at a time; scholarships can be renewed semester on semester by mutual consent and subject to meeting expectations. The choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm and Sundays from 9:15am – 10:15am followed by Choral Eucharist at 10:30am. In addition, there is a program of Choral Evensong on some Sundays during semesters and concert opportunities. Choral Scholars, when appointed, are paid per call, with 2 (sometimes 3) calls per week. The scholarships have a degree of flexibility, designed to suit School/College/University semesters.

What is expected of a potential Choral Scholar:

  • Good sight-singing and aural skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Team player

What are the benefits for a Choral Scholar:

  • Opportunity to experience singing a wide range of Sacred music
  • Solo work
  • Participate in workshops with guest clinicians
  • Resume building

Application process:

  • Letter of application detailing musical contributions and accomplishments, potential for success in the choral music profession, and professional qualifications.
  • 2 letters of recommendation one of which must be current vocal teacher

Audition Process:

Candidates will be expected to present 2 contrasting songs (candidate’s choice) There will further tests to assess sight-singing, aural and theory skills. The process will take up to 20 minutes. An accompanist will be provided.

Applications should be sent to Christopher Brayne, Director of Music Ministry, St John’s of Lattingtown, 325 Lattingtown Road Locust Valley NY11560.   516-671-3226 Ext. 12


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