If you love to play, Scottish Opera's Connect Orchestra is for you!
Our Connect Orchestra follows a programme of evening and weekend sessions in Glasgow. Professional players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera will work with you as mentors throughout the course, helping you develop your knowledge and creative skills.
You'll work on technique and ensemble, explore the history and background to all that is opera, and take part in rehearsal sessions and performances with solo singers, gust conductors and choral voices.
Entry is by application and submission of an online audition video. All applicants should be Grade 7 and above.
Dates for 2016/17
Gateway Course 2016 - 25-29 July 2016
[Optional] Aberdeen International Youth Festival 1-6 August 2016
Side-by-Side with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera 17-19 February 2017
Main Production 1-9 April 2017
Summer Residency (25- 29 July 2016) £160
Full programme (February to April 2017) £210
Join us and take part in:
• 3 months of workshops
• 21 sessions
• 5 performances
• group coaching sessions
• focused chamber orchestra experiences
• side by side session with members of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Exclusive for 2016, the Aberdeen Residency Week (1-6 August 2016 £250)
This year Connect Chorus and Connect Orchestra members can take part in a week-long residency in Aberdeen, teaming up with the Opera North Youth Company. Both companies will work on a double-bill with two performances at Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
Download an application form. There is no application deadline - applications will be accepted throughout the year. Excerpts will be issued once application is received.
For more information, email Amy Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org