Masterworks

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WHAT IS MASTERWORKS?

Masterworks takes students on a creative journey, offering a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience the excitement of a live orchestra up close in concert, and to hone their listening, performing, composing and improvising skills through experiential workshops led by expert Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians. Masterworks aims to reach secondary schools in every one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities over a three year cycle. 

"IMPRESSIVE, ENTERTAINING AND SPECTACULAR." STUDENT, 2017

Masterworks is the SCO’s flagship project for upper secondary school music students and provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with the Orchestra, bringing to life their learning relating to the SQA Curriculum for Excellence. The project is designed to open up new sound-worlds to young people, to encourage them to listen to a wider variety of genres, and to equip them with knowledge and musical tools to be more adventurous in their own compositions. We encourage teachers to adopt Masterworks as part of their music curriculum.

"THE CONTENT WAS SUPERB, YOUR PRESENTER DOES A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING THE PACE AND INTEREST JUST RIGHT." MUSIC TEACHER, 2018

The project is designed primarily for S4-S6 music students.Teaching resources linked to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher course requirements, including short videos with musical examples, are available online. We offer CPD training sessions for teachers ahead of the concerts each year.

"... WELL THOUGHT OUT CURRICULAR LINKS. GREAT JOB AND ONE TO HIGHLY COMMEND!"  MUSIC TEACHER, 2018

ADVANCE INFORMATION FOR 2019

Concert with Guided Presentation

Tuesday 17 September - Edinburgh
Wednesday 18 September - Aberdeen
Thursday 19 September - Kilmarnock
All concerts 1.00pm - 2.15pm

We offer Masterworks to schools at no cost. If you are a Secondary School teacher and would like to sign up to Masterworks 2019, please contact Atzi Muramatsu, Education Officer: atzi.muramatsu@sco.org.uk or 0131 478 8353

SCO Masterworks 2018 Teachers' Resource Pack
Please click to download. This pack is designed to help music teachers explore three classic works of American Minimalism.
SCO Masterworks 2018 Teachers' Resource Pack - pdf - 2.36 MB
"THE PUPILS REALLY APPRECIATED BEING ABLE TO HEAR ‘INSIDE THE MUSIC’ AS IT WAS BROKEN DOWN THEN PERFORMED. IT RELATES DIRECTLY TO LISTENING AND UNDERSTANDING MUSIC BUT THEY COULD ALSO SEE THE COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES THEY COULD APPLY TO THEIR OWN COMPOSITIONS."
Music Teacher, 2018