Noël Minet Fund Scholarships

For applicants under 30 with limited economic resources coming from an European Country

There will be a focus on the target countries of the Regional Development Strategy of the European Choral Association, though people from other countries can also apply.

In 2023 the Noël Minet Fund, administered by the Friends of the European Choral Association will offer scholarships up to 500€ each, applying for:

  • Walter Strauss Choral Conducting Masterclass Ankara | Turkey | 22-28/01/2023
  • World Symposium on Choral Music | Istanbul, Turkey | 25-30/04/2023
  • Study Tours at Europa Cantat Junior festival 2023 | Ghent, Belgium | 5-13/07/2023
  • European Academy for Choral Conductors | Fano, Italy | 27/08 – 3/09/2023

The Commission will give priority to applicants who have not yet received a scholarship.
Applicants are not eligible for a scholarship in two years in a row.


Applicants must fill in an application form with (in English):

  • Reasons for applying
  • Information if they have applied for or will receive other funds
  • Total budget with participation fees, travel, accommodation, meals and scores
  • Minimum amount needed (up to maximum 500 EUR)
  • Plans on how to share the new knowledge and experience with their local community afterwards
  • CV
  • Recommendations

Application form

Deadlines for application:
For events happening January to June 2023: 10/12/2022
For events happening July to December 2023: 30/4/2023


The Noël Minet Fund is administered by the Friends of the European Choral Association.

Noël Minet

Noël Minet


President of Europa Cantat – European Federation of Young Choirs 1995-2000

Honorary president of
À Cœur Joie International

Honorary president of
À Cœur Joie Wallonie-Bruxelles

Shared Experiences

Dariia Holiatina

I found inspiration to keep going in my professional path as a choir conductor. I enjoyed each day and each sound of this beautiful 11 days!

EuroChoir 2022

Firat Bilen

Being in such a musical network is so great that makes me feel alive.

EuroChoir 2022

Evita Rudžionytė

I cannot be thankful enough for Noël Minet Foundation for helping me participate in the Leading voice.

Leading Voices 2022

Zuzanna Koziej

 Those contacts will bring fruits of mutual projects in the future and chances for prospective performances of my pieces.

European Seminar for choral composers 2022

Monika Grigaitytė

During this LAB I have gained not only new knowledge but most important it has changed my understanding of a choir and choir music itself.

Leading Voices 2022

Oleksandra Polytsia

It was really useful for me and I meet a lot of interesting and amazing coach who could give me really practical advices for my choir in future!

Leading Voices 2022

Previous Scholarship Recipients


Phoebe Bitoon |  (Inter) national Congress for Conductors    Report

Ahmet Can Kızılcan | EuroChoir   Report

Hannah Ewald | EuroChoir   Report


Noemi | 12th Choir Academy on Orchestra Conducting   Report

Kuo-Jen, Mao |  Lithuanian Choral Music Study Tour   Report

The Noël Minet Fund depends on the generosity of donors to achieve its objects. If you wish to support this work, please transfer your donation to the following account, indicating your name and the reference.

“Donation Noël Minet Fund”

Bank Sparkasse KoelnBonn

IBAN DE15 3705 0198 0000 0778 42


(European Choral Association – Europa Cantat)