Vocal Fellows

An advanced summer program for classical singers with interest in Baroque music and Historically Informed Performance Practice.

Designed for singers on the cusp of professional careers, the Vocal Fellows Program provides opportunities for education and career advancement within the context of Bach Akademie’s annual Charlotte Bach Festival.

Vocal Fellows benefit from a curriculum including individual coachings, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions. Previous topics have included style and interpretation, physical gesture, entrepreneurship and career development, and vocal health. Housing, transportation, and a per diem are included in the Vocal Fellows contract. Bach Akademie Charlotte’s Vocal Fellows are underwritten by the generous support of the Maurer Family Foundation.

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My time with the Bach Akademie Vocal Fellow Program was nothing less than perfect. I truly enjoyed every moment of it from our masterclass with Scott Allen Jarrett to Vocal Pedagogy with Liz Eschen! If you get the opportunity to participate with this high caliber of musicians, jump at the chance!

Lauren Russell // 2018 Vocal Fellow //
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The Vocal Fellows program provided me with an opportunity to grow musically and professionally in a supportive and inspiring environment. I not only gained practical experience singing as a soloist and as an ensemble member, but I also had the chance to learn from and make new friends and colleagues of the professional singers and Fellows around me. This program was one of the most valuable and fulfilling experiences I've ever had, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Harrison Hintzsche // 2019 Vocal Fellow //
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My time in Charlotte was met with both musical excellence and memories I will not forget! Being able to sing alongside Bach Akademie Charlotte artists was a great way to measure the benchmark of being a professional level musician. My experience helped identify my strengths and weaknesses in my goal to make singing my career choice.

William Marshall // 2018 Vocal Fellow //

Application Process
Applications are closed for the 2022 Vocal Fellows Program. 

Past Vocal Fellows

Olivia Miller, Soprano
Lauren Russell, Mezzo-soprano
Blake Beckemeyer, Tenor
William Marshall, Baritone


Chelsea Helm, Soprano
Molly McGuire, Mezzo-soprano
Aaron Cates, Tenor
Harrison Hintzsche, Baritone

Funding for the 2020 Vocal Fellow Program has been generously provided by: