Noël Minet Fund Scholarships

For applicants under 30 with limited economic resources coming from a 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


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




(Inter) national Congress for Conductors






EuroChoir 2018


EuroChoir 2018


12th Choir Academy on Orchestra Conducting


Lithuanian Choral Music Study Tour
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)