Internships with the California Bach Society


Come sing with the California Bach Society for the school year! We offer four internships each season to college students; there is one intern position for each voice part.

CBS internships offer the following benefits:

  • The opportunity for young singers to experience early choral music with a choir of demonstrated reputation in the genre, led by specialists in the field
  • In-depth exploration of choral music before 1850, with a strong focus on the 17th and 18th centuries
  • The opportunity to perform with members of the country's finest early-music instrumental ensembles
  • An introduction to the vibrant early-music community in the Bay Area

Applicants must ...

  • Be at least 18 and enrolled full time at a local college or university
  • Have choral experience and currently be studying music
  • Pass an audition which includes vocalizing, sight reading, and a prepared piece
  • Learn music for each set prior to the first rehearsal for that set
  • Comply with general CBS singer policies, but are exempt from paying dues ($340 per year)

There is a six-week rehearsal period prior to performances, with a single intensive Saturday rehearsal at the start of a set. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m. in Palo Alto.

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