Vocal Fellows Program

Bach Akademie Charlotte's Vocal Fellows Program (formerly the Emerging Artists Program) is 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. .

New to 2019, Vocal Fellows will be featured in solos from the Saint Michael cantatas, as well as in a public ticketed Masterclass. In addition, they will rehearse and perform the St. Matthew Passion alongside their professional colleagues, receive individual coaching with distinguished faculty, and participate in specific sessions covering such topics as style and interpretation, entrepreneurship and career development, holistic vocal health and yoga. Vocal Fellows are underwritten by the generous contribution of Bach Akademie Charlotte sponsors. Housing, transportation, and a per diem are included in the Vocal Fellows contract.

Applications for the 2019 Vocal Fellows Program must have been completed and received by February 15, 2019. Notifications will be sent by March 15, 2019. Confirmation of participation must be received by Bach Akademie Charlotte by April 15th. To accept this offer, Vocal Fellows must be able to commit to the entire schedule as shown.


Please Note: There is a nonrefundable $25 application fee for the Vocal Fellows Program.

You may pay that with a credit card via the form below.

Questions may be directed to: vocalfellows(at)bacharlotte.com

2019 Application

2018 Vocal Fellows


Elizabeth Eschen, MM - Director, Vocal Fellows Program
Scott Allen Jarrett, DMA - Artistic Director, Bach Akademie Charlotte
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, DMA - Soprano, Artistic Staff


Saturday, June 8th: ARRIVAL
Saturday, June 15th: FINAL CONCERT
Sunday, June 16th: DEPARTURE

Bach Akademie Charlotte is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.