The 2023-24 Young Artist Award Recipients
The Young Artist Award Program was established to enhance professional training for career-oriented singers. Recipients receive an annual stipend of $2,500 payable over ten months and are provided with experiences to strengthen their development as soloists and professional choral singers.
Eligible Young Artists:
– have completed a minimum of three years of undergraduate study in music
– are pursuing a professional vocal career
– are currently in private vocal study
– who are not US citizens will need to present proof of employment authorization in the United States
– are thirty-two years old or younger
– are available to attend all Monday evening rehearsals from late August through mid-May
Award Benefits and Details
The Young Artists gain experience covering solos in major works and attending dress rehearsals with visiting guest artists, giving them the opportunity to observe and interact with professional soloists. Young Artists also present an annual recital and perform at other Bach Society events including education concerts, masterclasses and fundraisers.
The Young Artists are also responsible for providing musical leadership in the Bach Society Chorus through thorough preparation of their parts. Young Artists rehearse as members of the Bach Society Chorus from late August through May on Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Singers must be available to attend all rehearsals to be eligible for an audition.
Recent Young Artist Award Recipients:
2022-23 Erica Ancell, Theresa Flores
2021-22 Alexandra Billhartz, Theresa Flores (Pancella), Micheal Lowe
2020-21 Danielle Feinstein, Olivia Roland, Micheal Lowe
2019-20 Danielle Feinstein, Freddie Rice, Olivia Roland, Micheal Lowe
For a complete list of Young Artist Alumni, click here.