Young Singers' Programme

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The SCO Chorus..

an elite group of up to 60 singers from in and around Edinburgh and from all walks of life.  The Chorus was formed to perform with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and covers repertoire from baroque to the present day.  Inspired by the world-class performances of the SCO, the Chorus has established a reputation as one of the UK’s finest orchestral choruses.

The Young Singers’ Programme..

aims to nurture and develop aspiring young singers.  Following on from the successful Choral Scholarship Programme of 2014–2017, the Young Singers’ Programme (YSP) is aimed at young people (aged 18 - 23) with a high level of singing/choral experience and ambitions to further their singing with a world-class ensemble.

We are looking for young people who would like to develop their musicianship and choral singing in concerts of international standard.  Places on the programme are for one season (beginning September 2017), but members can re-audition each year.

Benefits of the Programme

Young Singers will receive all the standard benefits of being a member of the SCO Chorus, including free membership, free sheet music, 50% off SCO concert tickets, 10% off SCO recordings and regular vocal and language coaching.

Additionally, Young Singers will receive further individual coaching from Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer and our Vocal Coach Patricia MacMahon.  There are potential opportunities for masterclasses from international soloists visiting the Orchestra (arranged according to those on the Programme) and for taking part in occasional special events. 

Those selected for the Programme will receive an annual bursary of £440 (4 projects) or £550 (5 projects) to help support their ongoing development and the cost of singing lessons.  Payments will be made retrospectively, in instalments.

How to Apply

Selection will be by audition.  Applications are invited from singers aged 18-23, who are:
- Still in further education
  or
- Studying privately with a view to becoming professional singers

Please complete the application form below and send it to Tammo Schuelke (tammo@sco.org.uk) by Sunday 30 April.  You will be invited to attend an audition on Saturday 13 / Sunday 14 May, or Saturday 24 / Sunday 25 June.

DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE:

YSP Audition Information

SCOC YSP 2017/18 Application Form

SCO Chorus 2017-18 Schedule