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 covers all activities, accommodation and meals during the longer summer courses. Student places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Applications open Friday 12 January 2018. 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 2018 Training Ensembles and Jazz Summer School. Please visit our Financial Assistance page for further information.

 

Strings & Harp

Key Information:

Strings Training Course - Now including Harp

Course Director: Roddy Long

Dates: 10-13 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days) 

Wind

Key Information:

Wind Training Course

Course Director: Stephen West

Dates: 7-10 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)

Brass

Key Information:

Brass Training Course

Course Director: Steven Cowling

Dates: 13-15 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)

Percussion

Key Information:

Percussion Training Course

Course Directors: TBC

Dates: 13-15 July 2018

Venue: Kilrgraston School Perthshire

Course Fee: £295 (4 days)