Information for Members and Parents/Guardians
We are delighted to announce details of Glasgow Schools’ Symphony Orchestra 2023-24 schedule. GSSO provides a unique opportunity for Young People from across Glasgow schools to experience professional orchestral training, repertoire and performance delivered by our team of highly talented staff.
The APPLICATION FORM can be accessed here and the closing date for applications is 22nd September 2023.
AUDITIONS will take place week beginning 2nd October 2023 in City Halls, you will be informed of audition times by email once your application has been received.
Please be prepared to perform a short piece of roughly grade four or above at your audition, you will also be given a short piece of sight reading and asked to play a scale of your choice. Following your auditions places will be confirmed by email. Your instrumental instructor will be able to help you prepare and answer any further questions you have.
GSSO Course Fees
This year’s course fees are £280 however if your child is in receipt of a Clothing Grant and/or free school meals, there is a reduced fee of £93. Please note, these fees are for GSSO only and the invoice for GSSO will be issued in April 2024.
Notice of withdrawal must be emailed to Pamela Black, E.S.O., Instrumental Music Service, Pamela.Black@education.glasgow.gov.uk
Please remember, there is a high demand for places and it is important that if you accept a place you should be prepared to honour that commitment.