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.

All applications should be received no later than Friday 10th April 2020. Should there be any withdrawals, we will put together a reserve list of applications received after this date, so please let us know if you are interested in being added to this reserve list.

Parts for the Opera Scenes will be allocated in time to be studied and memorised, however applicants for Opera Scenes and Song Cycle will not be shortlisted until late May when further guidance about COVID-19 is announced and the likely structure of the course is confirmed. 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.

Please note that the balance must be paid by Friday 12th June 2020 and you will receive an invoice detailing the outstanding amount owed, including any extra classes. 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:

DATE
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. COVID-19 update: Final application deadline. N.B. Should there be any withdrawals, we will put together a reserve list of applications received after this date, so please let us know if you are interested in being added to this reserve list.
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 5th Jun 2020 COVID-19 update: Song Cycle and Opera Scenes singers confirmed, roles allocated and music sent
Fri 12th Jun 2020 Balance of payment deadline
Fri 17th Jul 2020 Final course details emailed (or posted by request)
Fri 31st Jul 2020 Arrival from 12pm, a vocal warm-up at 3.15pm, classes starting at 4pm, joint choir sing through at 5pm, 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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