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 an Orchestra. 

Our courses adopt a holistic approach, concentrating on learning repertoire, listening skills and musicianship, together with advice on audition preparation and each course culminates with a private showcase performance for friends and family. We provide a fun, yet focussed learning environment with games, pop song arrangements, jazz and mini concerts. A place where students are encouraged to grow as musicians and as people in a relaxed atmosphere.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Courses will take place between 7-15 July and the fee below covers all activities, accommodation and meals. Spaces do tend to fill up fast, especially upper strings and student places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

For an application pack including payment options please contact Becky Smith at beckysmith@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 (Strings)

Sharron Griffiths (Harp)

Dates: 10-13 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £300 (4 days) 

Wind

Key Information:

Wind Training Course

Course Director: Stephen West

Dates: 7-10 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £300 (4 days)

Brass

Key Information:

Brass Training Course

Course Director: Steven Cowling

Dates: 13-15 July 2018

Venue: Kilgraston School, Perthshire

Course Fee: £250 (3 days)

Percussion

Key Information:

Percussion Training Course

Course Directors: Tom Hunter

Dates: 13-15 July 2018

Venue: Kilrgraston School Perthshire

Course Fee: £250 (3 days)