Open Evening for Parents, Pupils and Teachers - Instrumentalists only

Tuesday October 1st, 6pm to 7.30pm 

Open Day - for Parents, Pupils and Teachers - Instrumentalists and Choristers 

Saturday 26th October, 2pm to 4.20pm 

Booking essential




SCO String Academy in Partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sundays 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 the Scottish Chamber Orchestra - 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 Mary Walls  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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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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