The RSNO/RCS Apprenticeship scheme bridges the transition between conservatoire student performance and professional experience for young musicians showing great promise as orchestral musicians. The programme is designed to nurture and develop talented young orchestral players, kick starting their experience with a professional orchestra.
Each year students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are invited to audition for the apprenticeship scheme in the same way that the RSNO would execute auditions for real vacancies within the Orchestra, with candidates being set challenging solo and orchestral repertoire and being presented with sight-reading in the audition.
All candidates are provided with panel reports regarding their audition with suggestions of ways to improve audition technique and etiquette. Successful students are then invited to rehearse with the RSNO for three different and exciting projects throughout the Season and receive advice and mentoring from RSNO musicians.