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SCO Youth Academy

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 29, 2020

SCO Youth Academy

Calling all ambitious young orchestral musicians! Would you like to perform with musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, make new friends and develop your musicianship?


About the course

SCO Youth Academy is a new youth orchestra for school-aged musicians, delivered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in partnership with St Mary’s Music School.

The Academy offers a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians to work with expert SCO players over a series of five Sunday afternoons in the centre of Edinburgh.


When and where

The course takes place Sundays 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November 2020 from 2-5pm in St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, Edinburgh.


Entry requirements

Conducted by Gordon Bragg and tutored by SCO musicians, the SCO Youth Academy is open to school-aged orchestral musicians who have reached at least Grade 6 for strings and percussion (including timpani) and Grade 7 for winds and brass.


How to apply

Places will be allocated on submission of a successful video audition. Repertoire for this course is Sibelius’ Finlandia and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade movements I and III.

Please note there is no audition/application fee. The course fee of £90 per participant is only applicable after places are confirmed.

  • We do not, however, want cost to be a barrier and can provide bursaries for up to 100% fees and travel expenses. For enquiries regarding bursaries and support for travel and access, please contact Susan White at swhite@st-marys-music-school.co.uk.


Application deadline

The application closing date is Friday 28 August 2020.


St Thomas of Aquin’s High School
2-20 Chalmers St
Edinburgh, EH3 9ES United Kingdom
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