The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Training Ensembles are designed for younger players around the age of 8-14 (ABRSM grade 3, as a guide only) to prepare them for entry into a NYOS Orchestra. 

The training ensembles focus not only on learning repertoire, but also on essentials such as ensemble playing, listening skills, posture and musicianship, along with advice on audition preparation. 

The course fee will cover all activities, accommodation and meals during the longer summer courses. Student places are allocated on a first come first served basis and violin places are now currently full. We still have spaces left for lower strings, brass and percussion, and we have extended the application deadline to 26 May 2017.

For an application pack including fees and payment options please contact Orchestral Ensembles Manager Lauren Hamilton at laurenhamilton@nyos.co.uk or call 0141 332 8311

Thanks to the support of Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative, a number of subsidised places are available for our 2017 Training Ensembles and Jazz Summer School. Please visit our Financial Assistance page for further information.

 

String

Key Information:

String Training Course

Course Director: Roddy Long

Dates: 17 July – 20 July

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)

 

 

Wind

Key Information:

Wind Training Course

Course Director: Yvonne Robertson

Dates: 8 July –11 July 2017

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)

Brass

Key Information:

Brass Training Course

Course Director: Steven Cowling

Dates: 8 July –11 July 2017

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)

Percussion

Key Information:

Percussion Training Course

Course Directors: Owen Gunnell & Sam Staunton

Dates: 8 July –11 July 2017

Venue: Kilrgraston School Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)