INDEPENDENT OPERA at Sadler’s Wells Voice Scholarships are awarded annually to a singer entering their final year of study on a specialist opera course at each of the following music institutions.

  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Northern College of Music


The Scholarship provides funding of £5,000 per annum towards course fees, along with the opportunity to perform in the annual IO Scholars' Recital at the Wigmore Hall. Our inaugural recital was held on Friday 6th October 2017, for more information please click here.

Candidates must be nominated by the Department Head of their music institution.

Recipients are announced during the Summer and funding commences at the start of the Autumn term.


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