Are you an experienced Tenor, Baritone, or Bass singer aged 18-30 looking for a challenging and enriching pre-professional mentorship and singing opportunity?

The Emerging Choral Artist Program is a world-class performance and mentorship opportunity with nine of North America’s finest ensemble singers – The Leonids – whose credits include both solo and ensemble features across the world. This intimate, week-long program will put you in one-on-one contact with the Leonids for an enriching mentorship, coaching, and performance experience, all at professional-level pacing. This is a priceless opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in singing. 


The Leonids

Eric Alatorre, Bass – Chanticleer

Enrico Lagasca, Bass-Baritone – Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Jonathan Woody, Bass-Baritone – Apollo’s Fire, Boston Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Sam Kreidenweis, Baritone – Anúna, Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Vocal Arts Ensemble

Dann Coakwell, Tenor – Conspirare

Andrew Fuchs, Tenor – Pegasus, Tenet, Artek, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, New York Polyphony

Jacob Perry, Tenor – Apollo’s Fire, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Mountainside Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, The Thirteen

Steven Soph, Tenor – Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth

Steven Caldicott Wilson, Tenor – New York Polyphony, Handel + Haydn Boston, Trinity Baroque Orchestra NYC

Click here to learn more about The Leonids

Program participants will work with the Leonids, receive mentorship and coaching from the Leonids singers and Chor Leoni Artistic Director Erick Lichte, collaborate with Chor Leoni, participate in the VanMan Choral Summit, and premiere new works by Jonathan Woody and Don Macdonald.

The Emerging Choral Artist program is free for participants and will accept a maximum of 16 singers. Applications for this year’s ECAP are now closed. Stay tuned for more information about our 2022/2023 season!



Ave spes nostro   Vicente Lusitano*
Letamini in Domino   Phillipe Verdelot*
I am/I wish   Jonathan Woody (world premiere)*
Light for Light   Don Macdonald (world premiere)
Badhusintro   Sofia Soderberg
Bitter Wind   Michael McGlynn 

* works sung as part of The Leonids


Tuesday May 10 | Orpheum Annex
4:30 Rehearsal with The Leonids
6:00 Dinner with The Leonids (provided on site)
7:00 Rehearsal with Chor Leoni and The Leonids
9:00 Leonids and ECAP done.

Wednesday May 11 | Saint Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
6:15 Rehearsal with The Leonids
6:45 Rehearsal with Chor Leoni and The Leonids
8:30 Leonids and ECAP done

Friday May 13 | Saint Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
6:00 Help lead VanMan Mass Choir Rehearsal
7:30 Attend A Sound Like This: The Leonids and Chor Leoni

Saturday May 14 | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
12:00 Lunch with The Leonids and VanMan Participants
1:00 – 6:00 Various Sectionals, rehearsals clinics including 45min rehearsal with The Leonids
6:00 Dinner with VanMan Participants
7:30 Concert
10:00 Afterglow (TBD)

Participants must be available for ALL calls.


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