Are you 14 or more? Is music your calling?

Scottish Opera Connect:
Get up close and personal with opera

Scottish Opera Connect gives aspiring 14 to 21 year old singers and orchestral musicians a unique, practical introduction to the skills and experience needed to perform this fantastic art form. Whether you’re a singer or a player, this is your chance to shine.

Connect Chorus

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 wardrobe designers come together to lead you in sessions on everything from singing and stagecraft to Alexander Technique and backstage management. To join Connect Chorus you need to complete our Gateway Course in July. Full details are on our website.

Connect Orchestra

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 you develop everything you need to perform. You’ll work on technical and ensemble skills, explore the history and background to all that is opera, and take part in rehearsal sessions with solo singers, guest conductors and choral voices.

Deadline for applications:
Monday 23 May 2011

For full dates and details of both courses and to download an application form, head to the Connect page on the Scottish Opera website.

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