Initiated in 1998, the NYC/CNJ Conducting Apprenticeship Program offers a young conductor the opportunity to work with Canada’s finest youth choir. The successful applicant will spend two weeks with the NYC/CNJ during rehearsals, performances and touring. Throughout the time period, the apprentice will have opportunities to study with one of Canada’s finest choral conductors, to observe rehearsals, to discuss choral techniques and to have some conducting opportunities in performance with the NYC/CNJ. Please note that all NYC/CNJ rehearsals will be conducted in English only; however, bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.
The 2018 National Youth Choir program will be in Newfoundland, June 16 – July 3rd 2018, under the direction of Jeff Joudrey
The successful applicant
An independent selection committee will choose the successful applicant. Candidates must submit:
Thanks to the generous support of The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation, there is no tuition for this program. The successful applicant will be responsible for transportation to and from NYC/CNJ but local transportation, accommodation, and meals will be provided for the duration of the program.
The successful applicant will also receive a prize from the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation.
The Foundation provides significant career development opportunities to young Canadian musicians and music scholars in their advanced education, and in so doing commemorates a great Canadian and his unique career.
2016- Kathleen Allen
2014 – Irene Apanovitch
2012 – Dr. Joel Tranquilla
2010 – Heather Fraser
2008 – Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée
2006 – Dr. Caron Daley
2004 – Dr. Timothy Shantz
2002 – Kevin D. Skelton
2000 – Dr. L. Brett Scott
1998 – Dr. Julia Davids