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A new youth orchestra coached by SCO musicians in partnership with St. Mary's Music School.


We are very excited about our brand new SCO Youth Academy in partnership with St Mary’s Music School and so it is with great regret that, due to Covid-19, we have taken the decision to postpone the inaugural live course in November 2020.

We now ask that you please do not submit an audition video at this time. To those of you who have already begun preparing your audition material, thank you for your commitment and effort. We hope that you have had fun with the pieces (or at least developed some new skills!)

We will announce updated plans in due course here and on social media. If you have already submitted an application we will contact you by email.

Kindly supported by

The Marigold Whittome Memorial Trust, The Penpont Charitable 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.