Scholarships Available

The UCD Choral Scholars is Ireland’s leading collegiate chamber choir and is made up of students from all different faculties and schools in University College Dublin. We are a dynamic choir and have travelled around Europe and the USA showcasing our talents on TV, radio, in concert and by recording multiple albums for release with Signum Records (Gramophone ‘Label of the Year’ 2017).


Our rehearsal space in Memorial Hall, Richview, allows us to continue safely singing in small groups for practical sessions, and recording and videoing pieces during this unusual time.

How and why you should join:

As a member of the Choral Scholars, you will:

• Receive a scholarship financial reward of €1,500 per academic year;

• Develop your artistic talents and team-building skills;
• Study performance with Dr Desmond Earley;
• Work with other professional directors and musicians;

• Record new works for choir or small ensemble;
• Tour with the ensemble when restrictions allow;

Make friends for life and;
• Have one of the best college experiences on offer.

We encourage every student to apply, no matter your previous experience: some of the best voices we have recruited in the past had never sung choral music before.


Auditions will be held for new and current UCD students for the first semester 2021-2022 in September 2021. For audition tips and information take a look at the auditions page.


Keep an eye out on our social-media profiles for more information


We are excited about welcoming new singers into our ensemble.

If you are thinking about auditioning for the ensemble this year,

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