Call for Applications: SCOC Young Singers' Programme


The SCO Chorus...

is an elite group of around 55 singers 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, it has established a reputation as one of the UK’s finest orchestral choruses.

The Young Singers’ Programme...

is designed to nurture and develop aspiring young singers and is aimed at musicians with a high level of singing/choral experience. We are looking for young people who would like to develop their musicianship and choral singing in concerts of an international standard. 

Places on the programme are for one Season (rehearsals beginning September 2019), but members can re-audition each year. Young Singers will receive all the standard benefits of being a member of the SCO Chorus, including membership and music free of charge, and regular vocal and language coaching. Additionally, Young Singers will receive coaching from Chorus Director and our vocal coaches.

There may be opportunities to take part in masterclasses from international soloists visiting the Orchestra, and in occasional special events. Those selected for the Programme will receive a bursary per project. The bursary is intended to help support their ongoing development and the cost of singing lessons.

How to Apply...

Selection will be by audition. Applications are invited from singers aged 18-23 and who are still in further education and/or who are studying privately with a view to becoming a professional singer.

Interested singers are asked to complete the application form and send it to Chorus Manager Jenny Searle ( by 22 April 2019. Auditions will be held on Saturday 11th May and Saturday 22nd June.

Download forms here:

Young Singers' Programme - more information

SCOC YSP 2019/20 Application Form