Mary is leading the teaching programme at the 2019 Glyndebourne Academy for young singers aged 16 to 26. As in previous years, the programme is interested in reaching singers with exceptional vocal potential but who have faced significant barriers to developing their singing career.

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Mary writes: “It’s often a struggle for young singers to get past the ‘first post’ in terms of training for a career, particularly if they “start late”.  There are many additional barriers – financial, geographical, emotional – which prevent talented individuals from reaching their full potential. We have run this project three times in the last 7 years, and it has been hugely rewarding for me to see how the singers on this intensive course are able to make real progress, through a nurturing and supportive environment.”

Please note the deadline for applications is Monday 3 December 2018, and first-round auditions will take place as follows:

3-hour workshop auditions at:
Leeds College of Music (Leeds), Saturday 19 January 2019
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Liverpool), Sunday 20 January 2019
National Opera Studio (London), Thursday 31 January 2019
National Opera Studio (London), Friday 01 February 2019