SCO String Academy



Would you like to perform with musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, make new friends and develop your musicianship?

String Academy 1Sundays 27 October and 3, 10, 17, 24 November 2019
2 - 5pm
St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, Edinburgh

Join us this autumn for our second SCO String Academy in partnership with St Mary’s Music School - a free opportunity for you to work with expert SCO musicians over a series of five Sunday afternoon sessions in the centre of Edinburgh. The course is open to school-aged violin, viola, cello and double bass players who have reached at least Grade 6 standard and who are able to commit to all five sessions. Come and explore familiar repertoire as well as some less well-known music for string orchestra.

Participants in March 2019 told us it was fun, a great way to meet new friends and to learn new repertoire from inspiring musicians. Make sure you apply as soon as possible as places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you need help with transport costs or access, please contact Susan White | 0131 538 7766 to discuss support.

Do you want to know more? Click here to find answers to several Frequently Asked Questions


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Amazing! Cancel any plans you have and attend!
Participant 2019
I was a bit scared at first because I was like – am I good enough? Will I fit in? but it’s absolutely fine and if you’re not as good as others it’s not a problem - there are so many ways to improve your playing
Participant 2019