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If you are interested in applying and are an instrumentalist or vocalist aged between 12 and 25 and have links to Scotland i.e.

  • born or living in Scotland
  • studying in Scotland or;
  • with Scottish family

Then NYOS would like to hear from you.

NYOS Jazz Orchestra

Age: 14-25

Standard: Open to instrumentalists and vocalists at minimum ABRSM Grade 6 or equivalent and MUST be a competent/experienced improviser (Qualification guide only and not essential)

NYOS Jazz Access

Age: 13-18

Standard: Open to instrumentalists and vocalists who are proficient on their instrument with some experience of improvising.

NYOS Jazz Summer School

Age: 12-21

Standard: Instrumentalists and vocalists who are comfortable on their instrument and share an enthusiasm for jazz. We welcome all levels to this course, including young people with less experience who are keen to learn more and develop.

NB: the Summer School is an intensive residential course with an emphasis on developing improvisation skills, and students must be aware of this.