Bridging the what…?
Starting out on a professional career as a musician is both thrilling and terrifying. Taking the step between music college or university and self-employment might seem daunting, but there’s no doubt that the advice and support of established professionals can help to make the process smoother, more enjoyable and more rewarding.
Bridging the Gap is our platform for early-career musicians. It’s designed to help foster young talent, allowing singers and instrumentalists to consolidate existing skills and acquire new ones as they begin their journey on the path from young performer to fully fledged professional.
How does it work?
Selected by open audition each year, up to four young musicians will perform alongside and be mentored by Dunedin’s regular cast of performers. The scheme offers a unique opportunity to tour with our internationally renowned musicians and to gain from their expertise, and to learn from a variety of performance and development opportunities throughout the year.
This initiative is part of our commitment to fostering the next generation of musicians, providing them with a unique opportunity to grow and develop on the path to a professional career.
Who can apply?
In 2019, Dunedin Consort are looking for singers of all voice types who are keen to develop their experience of professional ensemble singing. Eligible participants must be based in Scotland and aged between 21-28 at the time of applying. If you are accepted onto the scheme, you must be available to join Dunedin Consort in Scotland between 12-16 November 2019.
How to apply?
Applications for the 2019-20 Bridging the Gap scheme are now closed. This year’s participants will be joining us on our Requiem Aeternam choral tour in Scotland from 14-16 November 2019.