Only Boys Aloud Academi

Our advanced summer residential course for those OBA members who show greatest potential, or those looking to pursue a career in the performing arts.

A close up of 3 Only Boys Aloud members in casual clothes

We hold annual auditions for anyone already in our Only Boys Aloud Choir who is interested in joining the OBA Academi and between the ages of 16-19.

Each year 32 successful applicants receive one of the highly sought-after places on this unique residential course. The lucky selection will receive general musicianship tuition as a group, individual singing lessons and advanced singing tuition from professional coaches, on top of perfecting usual OBA repertoire.

Boys involved with the Academi need to be prepared to expect a busy calendar year – not only must they maintain full attendance at regular OBA rehearsals, but commit to a week-long residential course to refine their vocal skills and provide in-depth group rehearsal.

We are incredibly grateful to The Mosawi Foundation for their direct support to the OBA Academi programme. 

Why join Only Boys Aloud Academi

Challenge yourself

Our Academi choir performs more challenging repertoire in a broader range of languages and musical styles, and offers more ambitious and high-quality training for our most talented and driven boys.

Learn to perform

Academi boys have an increased number of high-profile public performances throughout the year, and have more responsibility to represent the Aloud brand in a positive way.

Ticket to success

Many of our Academi alumni have gone on to study at Music Colleges and Conservatoires across the country.

Unique performance opportunities

 From the Coronation Concert to Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, our Academi members have experienced some fantastic performance opportunities. 

1 Advanced Choir

Annual Course

32 Members

Residential-style Learning

Join Only Boys Aloud

Come along to our next rehearsal and experience for yourself what it’s like to be in OBA. We are welcoming, friendly and relaxed, and always love to see new faces, so why not try out a session and see if it’s for you.


Help keep the music alive

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By donating today, you’ll be part of the Aloud story, helping us provide positive, life-changing experiences for young people across Wales.

Become a Calon Member

Become a Calon Member

Calon means ‘Heart’ in Welsh and our Calon Members are the beating heart of The Aloud Charity, playing a vital part in our success.

Fundraise for Us

Whether you want to run a marathon or take on your own charity challenge, you can help support our activity in your local area.

Upcoming Events

What's Going On?

21st Jul 2024
Only Boys Aloud Academi Concert - Criccieth Festival
Only Boys Aloud Academi Concert - Criccieth Festival
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Y Neuadd Goffa - The Memorial Hall Criccieth, Gwynedd
22nd Jul 2024
Only Boys Aloud Academi Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Only Boys Aloud Academi Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff