The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship

The Bushnell has proudly served Connecticut communities in delivering high quality talent development programs for many decades. Starting in 2020, we are looking to reevaluate our Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship program so that we may continue to bring dynamic experiences with even greater access to more of Connecticut’s youth.

During this transition, Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship auditions are currently postponed for 2020. We look forward to bringing you new programing soon.

A Look Into Previous Ensign-Darling Concerts

The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship was a full scholarship vocal program for a select, auditioned number of very talented and highly motivated young singers interested in classical and theatrical music. Fellows have gone on to star in professional productions around the world, including Broadway.

A scene from Falstaff, 2013

Ensign-Darling Graduates find Success

99% of all Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellows pursue a college education. Below are examples of some of the top colleges and universities in the country that fellows have attended.

Undergraduate Schools: Berklee College of Music; The Boston Conservatory; Bucknell University; Carnegie Mellon University; Central Connecticut State University; Emerson College; Hartt School of Music at University of Hartford; Marist College; Muhlenberg College; Naropa University; The New England Conservatory; New York University Steinhardt School; New York University Tisch School of the Arts; North Carolina School of the Arts; Northwestern University; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; Princeton University; Rider University; Sacred Heart University; Schulich School of Music at McGill University; Skidmore College; State University of New York, Fredonia; Wagner College; University of Connecticut; University of Rochester; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Yale University

Graduate Schools: Manhattan School of Music; Rice University, Shepherd School of Music; Washington University School of Law

Professional Success:
BroadwayWorld Interviews: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA ON TOUR at Place Des Arts
CT Native Kenny Francoeur on tour with The Book of Mormon (at The Bushnell February 2017) as the show's dance captain and swing.
Emily Bautista will be part of the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of MISS SAIGON