Book a place

This page details key application deadlines. To book a place at Oxenfoord International simply download the Application Form and return by either post or email. Remember to keep a copy of your completed form with class choices detailed. However please note that, although your place on the course is secured following receipt of deposit, class choices will not be confirmed until June when you receive an invoice.

Applications for the Song Cycles and Opera Scenes should be received no later than Friday 10th April 2020. Parts for the Opera Scenes will then be allocated in time to be studied and memorised. Please note that only advanced students will be accepted onto the Song Cycles and Opera Scenes and a recording (made within the last year and sent to the administrator) will be required from any singer not known to the organisers. These advanced classes are allocated according to the variety and strength of applicants each year and previous involvement is no guarantee of being shortlisted.

All other applications should be received by Friday 22nd May 2020 and the balance paid by Friday 12th June 2020. To ensure you get your preferred accommodation it is advisable to apply as early as possible. Although a place on the course is confirmed following deposit payment, class selection is not guaranteed until an invoice has been issued.

An at-a-glance view of the application process is as follows:

Fri 6th Jan 2020 Applications open and website updated
Fri 10th Apr 2020 Song Cycle and Opera Scenes application deadline (with recordings). Bursary request deadline
Fri 24th Apr 2020 Song Cycle and Opera Scenes singers confirmed
Fri 1st May 2020 Opera Scenes repertoire confirmed and roles allocated
Fri 15th May 2020 Opera Scenes music sent to singers
Fri 22nd May 2020 Final application deadline
Fri 12th Jun 2020 Balance of payment deadline
Fri 17th Jul 2020 Final course details emailed (or posted by request)
Thurs 30th Jul 2020 Arrival from 2pm, a vocal warm-up at 3.15pm, classes starting at 4pm, dinner at 6pm & Malcolm Martineau’s Public Masterclass at 7.30pm

Following application, further details about the week will be emailed or posted by request. Although every endeavour will be made to send invoices for final payment, please send balance of payment by the due date even if an invoice is not received.

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