Applications for the CCI Studio 2023/24 are now closed.

Chamber Choir Ireland’s new professional training programme for emerging choral singers

Chamber Choir Ireland is the country’s premier professional choral ensemble and national chamber choir, known internationally for its unique approach to creative commissioning, recording and programming.

The CCI Studio caters to aspiring choral singers in the early stages of building their careers,

who wish to elevate their musicianship and technique to the standard expected by a professional choral ensemble.

Over three intensive weekends in 2023/24,

singers will engage in bespoke professional development and performance opportunities, giving them the practical experience they need to grow as professionals and progress in their choral careers. Participants will:

  • participate in specialist vocal workshops
  • receive guidance and mentorship from seasoned Chamber Choir Ireland singers
  • work with CCI Studio Conductor, Eamonn Dougan (The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia Voices)

Selected singers will benefit from individual vocal coaching, side-by-side rehearsals, professional development sessions, and the possibility of paid performance opportunities with Chamber Choir Ireland.

CCI Studio Singers will have the privilege of working with conductor Eamonn Dougan, with the potential for future work with Chamber Choir Ireland’s Grammy-winning Artistic Director, Paul Hillier, and/or international Guest Conductors featured in CCI’s 2024 line-up.

We want to ensure that the CCI Studio is as open, inclusive, and accessible as possible.

The full CCI Studio experience will be offered at no expense to the singers selected. All tuition and mentoring costs will be covered, associated performance engagements will be paid, and a travel and subsistence stipend will be offered where appropriate.

CCI is committed to equal opportunities, access and diversity, and we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Please highlight any relevant support or accessibility requirements in your application, so that we can do our best to accommodate them. Such requirements will not have an impact on the success of your application.


This programme is open to emerging singers, born or based on the Island of Ireland, who are hoping to build a professional career in choral music. This includes singers who are:

  • Born in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Permanently resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Studying in Ireland or Northern Ireland at the time of the programme

Successful applicants will likely be pursuing or have completed third level training, and be in the early stages of developing a professional career.