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Scottish Youth Theatre: Easter Holiday Courses

February 27, 2014

ScottishYouthTheatreLOGOThe Scottish Youth Theatre are offering Easter holiday courses for 8—11 year olds and 12—16 year olds this April, offering young people the chance to gain experience and skills in musical theatre.

The courses are split into two categories by age group, with 8—11 year olds being offered a Musical Theatre Course Monday 7—Saturday 12 April 2014 and 12—16 year olds being offered a Theatre Toolbox course Monday 14—Friday 18 April 2014.

The Musical Theatre course (ages 8—11) will give aspiring young people the chance to act, sing and dance, all working towards a brand new musical performance at the . This newly created musical will be performed at the end of the week-long course at the Scottish Youth Theatre.

The Theatre Toolbox course (ages 12-16) offers a series of diverse workshops for beginners in Stage Makeup and Special Effects, Act! Sing! Dance!, Make ‘Em Laugh, Acting for camera, Script In Hand and more. Participants can sign up for the whole week or just the workshops that interest them specifically.

For further information, follow the links above or contact the SYT at or on 0141 552 3988.

How to Make Music Universal with Skoog

February 26, 2014

SkoogMusicAhead of the third and final Composition Marathon, the Scottish Music Centre are hosting a two-day series of informative talks, workshops and presentations in partnership with the Apple Store, Glasgow.

The event will be headlined by Skoogmusic, the team behind the innovative and groundbreaking ‘Skoog’ invention which allows people with severe disabilities to learn and play music through the soft, tactile cube-shaped instrument. The Skoog connects with a software platform that supports a wide-range of music making activities on the Mac working alongside GarageBand and Logic.

Join Dr Benjaman Schogler and the team as they discuss and showcase this innovative musical invention at this day long free event, taking place Wednesday 5 March 2014.

More info:

ONfest 2014: Applications Open

February 24, 2014

ONFEST2014Applications for ONfest 2014 are now open.

ONCreative have another jam-packed summer programme for children and young people. ONfest 2014 has something for everyone, whether it is creating, composing and writing a piece for Fringe 2015, experiencing new styles of Dance, take part in a show on the Adam Smith Theatre stage or just having fun.

To book a place at ONfest visit their website and complete the application here.

Off The Record: Glasgow

February 19, 2014

YMFS-MusicAdviceOff the Record is an events series for young musicians and people who want to work in the music industry. The events are supported by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme, which is administered by Creative Scotland and are open to anyone aged 14-25.

The next event is Glasgow takes place on 1 March 2014 and will feature key figures from the music business taking part in seminars, workshops and advice sessions, all geared to demystifying the industry and providing the basic knowledge to get started.

Some of the speakers at the event include Jim Gellatly (Clyde 1 DJ), Keith McIvor (Optimo), Stuart Stenhouse (EmuBands) and Jennifer McGlone (Glow Arts) where they will discuss topics such as; Organising & Getting Gigs, Releasing Music, Making Money From Music and more.

The event will take place at Platform, Glasgow on 1 March at 1PM.

To find out more and book tickets, visit:

Youth Music Theatre UK: Auditions

February 14, 2014

YMT logoYouth Music Theatre UK, the UK’s national music theatre company for young people aged 11—21, are hosting auditions in Scotland this month providing young people the opportunity to join in with the organisation and it’s upcoming new projects.

The YMT work to provide high quality training for gifted young musicians, singers, actors, dancers and more, giving these talented young people the chance to gain experience and develop their skills further by working with leading industry professionals.

Over February, the organisation are visiting Scotland to host auditions in a search for a new group of talented young people to work with in their new productions for 2014.

Dates and venues are as follows:

To find out more and get involved, you can visit:

Hit The Road First Tour of 2014

January 24, 2014


The Scottish Music Centre’s highly successful touring project for young musicians (aged 14—19 years), Hit The Road has returned in fine form for the new year, having just announced their first tour of 2014.

The tour will visit three of Scotland’s biggest cities for performances featuring 3 great young bands: Farkow /  Man of Moon /  Mosco.

The tour will visit:

Ticket information will be available soon via the Hit The Road Facebook page –

Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2014

December 19, 2013

Organisation: Jazz Choir Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: N/A
Closing Date: 20th January 2014
Jazz Choir Scotland is a newly established company, a social enterprise that provides adult singers of all ages and experience, the opportunity to join with others and sing great jazz songs, both old and new. They share a love of jazz harmony with others by regularly performing concerts, with jazz musicians.
They are establishing a network of choirs throughout Scotland focusing specifically on jazz harmony singing.
They are currently recruiting a Choir Leader for the Edinburgh Choir which is starting in February 2014. If you have a real passion for jazz harmony singing, sound leadership skills to build and develop a mixed ability group of enthusiastic adult singers into a strong jazz voice in Edinburgh, and would like to be involved with this project in its formative stage then please get in touch for more information.
Email: (Elise Kelly)
Call: 07990 981682
Or visit:


The popular Glasgow Youth Film Festival is set to make it’s return Sunday 2—Wednesday 12 February 2014 with a diverse and exciting lineup of film premieres, special events for young people and a variety of fun and informative workshops. The events taking place are all free to attend, open to 16—25 year olds and have limited spaces available so booking is advised.

Full details to follow. To reserve a place for the Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2014, you should email –

Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2014: Applications Open!

December 13, 2013


The Scottish Jazz Federation has launched it’s highly successful Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year competition for another year, once again shining a well-deserved spotlight on the country’s incredible youth music talents.

Running since 2005, the competition and prestigious award has grown from strength to strength in the jazz world and wider music industry, with winners and nominees going on to excel greatly in their young careers.

The competition itself also presents valuable challenges and opportunities for it’s talented young entrants, participating in workshops, auditions, mentoring sessions and competitive performances at established venues with large audiences across the country.

All entries for the initial audio panel must be received by February 28 2014 at 5PM.

For further information on how to apply, visit – or contact email or call the office on 01368 866895.

You can also download the application form for Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2014 by visiting the SJF Issuu profile.

Win Tickets to The Scottish Music Awards 2013

October 23, 2013


The Scottish Music Awards take place each year in celebration of the amazing diversity and strength in Scotland’s world renowned music industry. The awards are also the single biggest source of funding for country’s main music therapy charity, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland. The award ceremony takes place this year (now celebrating it’s 15th year) at The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Saturday 23 November.

Nordoff-Robbins are currently offering the chance to win 2 tickets to the highly anticipated 15th annual award ceremony.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets, the public have to vote for their favourite act from 5 of Scotland’s top selling artists, all part of the brand new Tartan Clef Award – ‘The Fan’s Choice’. The deadline for voting is midnight Thursday 14 November 2013.

To find out more and place your vote, visit –

Yorkhill Children’s Hospital: Artist in Residence Opportunity

September 24, 2013


The Gallery of Modern Art and Yorkhill Children’s Hospital is recruiting a freelance artist to be based with the Young People’s Service at the hospital.

Artlift (working title) is a partnership between the two institutions to research and develop how a gallery public programme (commissioning, projects, sharing collections and learning programmes) can operate within the hospital context. The institutions are also interested in how this partnership can be used to support Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We will do this via an artist-in-residence model generating new work with the young people accessing the Young People’s Service at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital and the wider hospital community.

The artist will be based at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital and their activities will be focussed there, working with the young people on wards and as outpatients. This may also involve working with the wider staff community within the institution. The focus of this residency is experimentation, research and negotiating a visible presence for this work in the hospital.

The artist will work with the partners to:

  • Explore how art can function beyond a therapeutic model in the hospital context and influence medical care for young people.
  • Explore how GoMA’s public programme can operate in a hospital context Link work in the hospital into city wide festivals
  • To understand and articulate this art practice in an art institutional context in addition to the health sector context.

The artist in residence will act as a catalyst for engaged public programming beyond the gallery walls. This requires an individual with a particular set of skills. They are looking for someone who:

  • Is sensitive to working in a hospital and therapeutic environment and the needs of young people
  • Is resourceful and able to work on their own initiative while encouraging this in others they wish to engage in projects
  • Is reflective in their practice and able to document work through visual and written means
  • Is accustomed to working with diverse groups and teams

Submissions should be sent in electronic format to Katie Bruce –

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 22 October 2013.

For further details on GoMA’s activities, visit – and/or
For further details about Young People’s Service at Yorkhill Children’s service, visit –

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