Bach Collegium San Diego's annual Choral Internship Program selects undergraduate choral students from a local college or university into a collaboration on a Main Stage performance of iconic repertoire. This provides an opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside Bach Collegium San Diego in a week long intensive rehearsal process leading to performances.

Singing the Martin Mass with BCSD was a privilege and an honor. Working with such brilliant musicians reawakened my passion for choral singing and reminded me why I was majoring in music.
— Zlatoslav Sokolov, SDSU

The number of students selected is through an audition process based on the repertoire chosen, and a particular school's available students. This program offers choral students in their formative years the opportunity to work alongside some of the finest vocalists working today.

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One of the essential elements of the internship experience beyond partnering with amazing musicians was the pace and precision of the professional rehearsal atmosphere. For collegiate singers, who rely on weekly rehearsals to prepare for concerts, combining with BCSD for the short and focused production week was an excellent window into the life of the professional musician and provided a standard to strive for in their musical preparation.
— John Russell, Palomar College


2016 San Diego State University, Dr. Patrick Walders
Claudio Monteverdi, 1610 Vespers

2017 Point Loma Nazarene University, Dr. Keith Pedersen
Franz Joseph Haydn, Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)

2018 Palomar College, Dr. John Russell
Henry Purcell, Odes: Now does the glorious day appear and
Welcome to all the Pleasures

2019 San Diego State University, Dr. Matthew Nielsen
Frank Martin, Mass for Double Choir and J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu komm BWV 229

2020 MiraCosta College, Dr. Arlie Langager
J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion BWV 244