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Join Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians online to explore some fantastic (and challenging) repertoire! We will provide filmed resources to inform your practice, dynamic online sectionals tutored by SCO musicians to develop your skills, and an online playthrough at the end of the course.

SCO String and Wind Academies Autumn 2020

SCO String and Wind Academies continue as a free opportunity for aspiring school-aged string and wind musicians who have reached Grade 7 or above and who are able to commit to a series of sessions.

The String Academy is a string orchestra conducted by SCO Violin Gordon Bragg and offers coaching to violin, viola, cello and double bass players, focusing on Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony. The Wind Academy is led by St Mary's Music School oboe teacher Fraser Kelman and is open to flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn players. The Wind Academy will focus on Farkas' Early Hungarian Dances and Arnold's Three Shanties, and there will be short masterclass opportunities for participants to work on their own choice of repertoire.

The two online courses will run over a series of three Sunday afternoon sessions in November 2020. We will provide video practice materials the week before the first session, and you will then take part in two Zoom sectionals and a final playthrough. There are no auditions and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Worth every minute

String Academy Participant, 2019

SCO String Academy

Preparation 1 - 7 November | Individual practice with SCO videos
Week 1 Sunday 8 November | 2pm – 3.15pm
Week 2 Sunday 15 November | 2pm – 3.15pm
Week 3 Sunday 22 November | 2pm – 3.15pm

Repertoire

SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony

Tutors

GORDON BRAGG violin
RACHEL SMITH violin
FELIX TANNER viola
SU-A LEE cello
NIKITA NAUMOV double bass

SCO Wind Academy

Preparation 1 - 7 November | Individual practice with SCO videos
Week 1 Sunday 8 November | 4pm – 5.15pm
Week 2 Sunday 15 November | 4pm – 5.15pm
Week 3 Sunday 22 November | 4pm – 5.15pm

Repertoire

FARKAS Early Hungarian Dances
ARNOLD Three Shanties

Tutors

BRONTE HUDNOTT flute
FRASER KELMAN oboe
WILLIAM STAFFORD clarinet
ALISON GREEN bassoon
PATRICK BRODERICK French horn

For all enquiries, please contact SCO Creative Learning at connect@sco.org.uk

Sign Up Now! There are no auditions and participation is free.

Application deadline is Thursday 29 October 10pm

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Future Academies

Sundays 28 February - 21 March 2021, 2pm – 5pm | Edinburgh

Full details, including how to register will be posted on this page in due course.

Kindly supported by

The Marigold Whittome Memorial Trust and The William Syson Foundation

Our Creative Learning Partner

This project was made possible by the generous support of Baillie Gifford. Their sponsorship is enabling us to reach thousands of people in communities across Scotland.