Apply now for National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Training Ensembles courses

Talented young musicians are being invited to sign up for the 2022 National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Training Ensembles courses later this year.

Do you know a talented young musician? This is how they can apply.
Do you know a talented young musician? This is how they can apply.

There will be four short, non-auditioned summer courses for strings (including pedal harp), wind, brass and percussion.

NYOS Training Ensembles are designed for younger players from the ages of eight to 14, working on grade 3 material upwards (for string and wind instruments) and grade 2 material and upwards (brass and percussion).

Courses will focus on learning repertoire, listening skills, musicianship, audition preparation and having fun!

There will be four short, non-auditioned summer courses for strings (including pedal harp), wind, brass and percussion.

“We are delighted to be welcoming our musicians back for in-person courses this year. We are continually assessing the ongoing situation with Covid and monitoring guidance to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all participants. We will provide an update on Covid guidance shortly before the courses. The wellbeing of our musicians, staff and audiences is our main priority so please do get in touch should you have any questions regarding this,” says Chief Executive Officer Kirsteen Davidson Kelly.

To find out more, click here or email [email protected]

“Participating in an ensemble can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable musical experiences,” says Kirsteen.

Students learn to bring their individual accomplishments together to create something greater than themselves. Playing in person improves listening skills and teaches balance, control and style while working towards that common goal of performing together.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to come together once again and make music, in person, with their peers.

“The NYOS mission is to ensure that our work is open to young people from all backgrounds and circumstances each year and that no young person misses out on our life-changing projects due to financial circumstances.”

Applications open on Tuesday, January 25, and close on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Courses will take place between July 27 and August 4, 2022.

Course fees are £250. Thanks to external support, bursaries are available for participants who find it difficult to meet the costs of membership fees.

Each case is assessed individually, and all applications are treated in the strictest confidence. To find out more please click here

For more information or to apply online, visit https://www.nyos.co.uk/classical/training-ensembles or contact course manager Jill Dykes by email at [email protected]