Bach Academy of the South
A new intensive training program for students | May 15–17, 2020

UPDATE: The Academy is unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.

Bach Academy of the South is a new three-day intensive training program for college/university students. From May 15–17, 2020, participants will work with professional musicians from Bach Society Houston on performance practice, and have the opportunity to perform live with fellow students.


Oleg Sulyga, Baroque Violin Coach

Christopher Besch, Vocal Coach

Dates:   May 15–17

Cost:     $200 (includes transportation, housing, instruction)

   Financial assistance may be available

Program Information:

  • Performances in Houston and Galveston

  • Will assist in providing access to period instruments

  • Transportation between Houston and Galveston will be provided

  • Housing in Bach Society Houston patron homes

  • Music will be provided


Application deadline: Now closed (was March 1, 2020)


Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Statement of interest

  • Video recording:

    • Instrumentalists: A solo baroque piece (period instrument not required). A movement from a lengthy work is acceptable.​

    • Singers: A baroque piece written between approximately 1600 and 1750. Music by Handel or Bach is recommended, but a work by other composers during this period is encouraged as well.



  • Must be enrolled in university or college music program.


For questions, please contact Julia Simpson at

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