Veronica Dunne Bursary for Young Irish Singers Open for Applications

Karla Tracey – a previous recipient of the Veronica Dunne Bursary (Photo: Mark Stedman)

Veronica Dunne Bursary for Young Irish Singers Open for Applications

The deadline is 24 November.

The Veronica Dunne Bursary for Young Irish Singers, named after the renowned Irish singer and vocal teacher, is now open for applications. The bursary aims to support emerging Irish singers who are developing their careers. 

The fund is worth an overall €10,000 and will be distributed among a number of winners, contributing to their career through musical or language coaching, stagecraft classes and masterclasses.

The award is open to Irish singers born on or after 1 February 1992, living in Ireland or abroad, and also singers of any nationality who are resident or studying in Ireland. The closing date for applications is 24 November. 

Up to 30 singers will be selected from the applications to perform for a jury on 8 December at the Griffith College Auditorium in Dublin. Ten finalists will be selected to interview and perform a further two arias on 9 December. A number of winners will then be selected by the jury. 

The Veronica Dunne Bursary was established in 2020 with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Previous winners include sopranos Ava Dodd, Jade Phoenix, Karla Tracey and Carolyn Holt, and mezzo-sopranos Aebh Kelly and Anna Helena MacLachlan.

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Published on 1 November 2023

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