Young Creatives Digital


We’re calling for young musicians from across Scotland to join us to explore what creating music together looks like as we journey out of lockdown.

We can’t gather and play music together yet – but we can still be creative, share, grow and learn. Join us for a very special digital project working with performer and director Jim Manganello and RSNO musicians to create a work together.

Music, maps, and movement

We say, 'that piece of music moved me'.

But what exactly do we mean? Did it move us from A to B? Did we dance to it? Did it change our mood or minds?

This project looks at the relationship between music and our bodies. Where do we feel music? How can we translate music into movement and movement into music? Can we make music in our bones? Can we dance while standing still and listening?

Through our work together, we will make a living map: a map of music made by young people across Scotland, as well as a musical map of our own bodies.

The project will be led by Jim Manganello, a director, performer and creative force, and will also include a number of RSNO musicians.

Who is this for?

This project is for anyone who is missing being able to play together in orchestras or bands, and who wants to explore what we can create together when we think outside the box.

We are looking for musicians aged 14-18, grade 4-7 (or equivalent) on your instrument.

Young Creatives is an opportunity to get involved and try new things: composition, improvising, writing, recording – and anything else you can think of! Whether you’ve already tried your hand at some of these things or you are interested in having a go for the first time, we want to hear from you.

What should I expect?

This is not a normal rehearsal – this is music making in the age of Zoom. Expect to use your instruments, your computers, your brains and your bodies throughout the project. We will be meeting regularly online, playing games, recording music, creating music and working towards creating a full piece of work together.


Thursday 21 January 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 28 January 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 4 February 17:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 9 February 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 11 February 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 18 February 17:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 23 February 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 25 February 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 4 March 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday 11 March 17:00 - 18:30

All sessions will be held online.

How do I get involved?

Applications are now closed.

We are grateful to The Noël Coward Foundation for their support of the RSNO Young Creatives.

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