The summer school provides outstanding jazz tuition in stunning surroundings on the Isle of Skye for instrumentalists and vocalists aged between 12 and 21 by a carefully selected team of renowned jazz musicians and educators from the UK and beyond.
The summer school represents a wide range of ability but a common enthusiasm for jazz. Any instrument is welcome. Students gain experience of playing in small combos and enjoy classes covering rhythm, harmony, listening, theory and much more. Each day of the summer school concludes with a jazz club where anyone can take the floor.
Thanks to the support of Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative, a number of subsidised places are available for our Training Ensembles and Jazz Summer School. Please visit our Financial Assistance page for further information.
NYOS Jazz applications are now closed and will open again in September 2020.
Open to keen young musicians who want to improve their ensemble and improvisation skills? Are you aged between 12 and 21 and have links to Scotland i.e.
- born in Scotland
- living in Scotland
- studying in Scotland or;
- with Scottish family
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.
“The Jazz Summer School will once again take place at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, southern Skye, which boasts excellent indoor and outdoor facilities and is at the heart of a supportive and culturally diverse community.”
Jazz Ensembles Manager