For 14 to 21 year olds
Scottish Opera Connect gives aspiring singers and orchestral musicians a unique, practical introduction to the skills and experience needed to perform opera. The programme offers the chance to develop knowledge, technique and creative skills under the expert tutelage of Scotland’s top opera professionals.
Our Connect Chorus meets throughout the year for a programme of evening and weekend workshops, running from September to April. During the year the group works with a range of professionals involved in making opera in Scotland. Composers, conductors, voice coaches, stage directors, choreographers and designers come together to lead sessions on everything from singing and stagecraft to Alexander Technique and stage management.
Like Connect Chorus, our Connect Orchestra follows a programme of evening and weekend sessions running from September to April. Professional players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera work with the group as mentors throughout the course, helping to develop the musicianship needed to play for opera.
The Connect Orchestra are recruiting for our 2014/15 season starting at the end of September 2014. If you play Viola, Trumpet or Percussion and are interested in joining then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details of your playing experience.
Applications for Connect 2015/16 will open in late October 2014. Auditions will be held in January 2015.
Funded by Alliance Trust, Arts and Business Scotland, the W.A. Cargill Fund, The Carntyne Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, Rowena Goffin Charitable Trust, Jennie S Gordon Memorial Foundation, the John Mather Charitable Trust, The Thistle Trust, Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust, Michael Wemyss Charitable Trust and the James Wood Bequest Fund.