Talented and motivated young singers from Brussels can audition for Flagey Academy’s advanced programme and join one of its YOUTH CHOIRS. Founded in 2021, the advanced training offers vocal coaching, workshops and performances opportunities at a high level, as well as weekly rehearsals under the guidance of conductor Helen Cassano.
In its first season (2021-22), the advanced programme of Flagey Academy counts 24 young singers from Brussels, aged 10-20, and the selection of choristers reflects the city’s social, cultural and linguistic diversity. They are divided into two groups:
- Flagey Academy TREBLE CHOIR : children and young people between 10 and 20 years old, with high voices only (sopranos, mezzos, altos). This is the main performing choir of the academy.
- Flagey Academy MALE VOICES : young men between 13 and 20 years old, who have recently undergone a voice change and who are looking for guidance on how to use their new instrument. These singers are monitored separately, but also rehearse in group to support and help each other.
In order to guarantee a high level of singing, the YOUTH CHOIRS of Flagey Academy are auditioned. Children from the Flagey Academy PREP CHOIRS can audition from the age of 10, and until the end of 6th grade. If in need of extra voices, Flagey Academy will organise open auditions.
Thanks to generous financial contributions from several private sponsors and foundations, the top-level training offered at Flagey Academy is entirely free of charge for the choristers. In return, Flagey asks for a serious commitment to the project from each singer, not only for one year, but in the long term. Flagey Academy's ambition is to train young singers over several years to reach a pre-professional level that gives them the opportunity to go on to study music in higher education.