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SCO VIBE is a creative fusion orchestra project, bringing together young people of secondary school age from any musical background (e.g. classical, folk, rock, jazz) to work collaboratively to create, record and perform their own music. You can find out more about SCO VIBE here.

We know that creative music-making can have a really positive effect on our wellbeing and our ability to connect with other people, which is why - at this difficult time when we are unable to get together in person - we are taking VIBE into the virtual world! Following the success of our pilot project in July, the SCO is now running two online courses in October, to coincide with school mid-term holidays. ***Places are still available on Course 2***

VIBE Online is very much like our live courses, with Paul Griffiths leading young musicians through a series of improvisations, musical riffs and melodies before breaking out into smaller groups led by our team of tutors, where they develop and create new material collectively. VIBE Online is FREE and open to all skill levels - anyone who has played their instrument for a year or more is welcome. With VIBE online we meet using video conferencing software – ‘how to’ guides will be provided prior to the course and an SCO staff member will be present throughout to help with any issues.

Course dates and times are as follows:

Course 1

Monday 12 October 17.00 -18.00: Course registration (tech check, Q & A)

Tuesday 13 – Friday 16 October 11.00 – 16.00 (19.00 – 20.00): Workshop days (plus optional evening session)

Course 2

***Places still available***

Thursday 22 October 17.00 – 18.00: Pre-course registration (tech check, Q & A)

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 11.00 – 16.00 (19.00 – 20.00): Workshop days (plus optional evening session)

Sharing session (for both courses)

Friday 30 October 19.00: A chance to get together and share your creations!

There are no auditions for VIBE Online, bring your instrument and be ready to get creative - sign up below to get involved!

Surprisingly the delay added an interesting extra layer to the music

participant 2020

I had no idea how VIBE ONLINE would work, but now I’ve done it, I think I’ve enjoyed it more! I feel free to try things out in my own space.

Participant, 2020

Any questions?

Get in touch with Lily in the Creative Learning team

Kindly supported by

Tiny Changes, The Meikle Foundation, Miss M E S Paterson's Charitable Trust, Tay Charitable Trust, Aberdeen Endowments Trust and The David and June Gordon Memorial Trust

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.