A Youth Orchestra with a difference... ever wondered what it would be like to play in an orchestra or work backstage, where you and your peers get to make the decisions?

Young Creatives is a creative arts and leadership programme for young people in Scotland aged 14-21 where you are in charge. You can apply as a musician (grade 4+ on your instrument) or a programmer (no musical experience necessary). You will:

  • Get the opportunity to gain work experience with fantastic Royal Scottish National Orchestra musicians and staff
  • Plan and perform a concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra!
  • Make amazing friends and develop your skills

About RSNO Young Creatives Musicians
The Young Creatives Musicians will spend the year working as a team. You’ll take part in workshops and masterclasses, before beginning work on the repertoire, which will be performed at the end of the year in a side-by-side concert with the RSNO. What’s a side-by-side? Good question. It means that you’ll literally be sat beside an RSNO musician in the concert, and together you’ll create one big orchestra!

About RSNO Young Creatives Programmers
The Young Creatives Programmers focus on the ‘behind the scenes’ and will gain work experience opportunities throughout the RSNO departments. As a team, you will plan and produce the concert, create marketing materials, social media content, design and carry out the staging of the performance… plus anything else you can think of!

Applications for Young Creatives 2023:24 are now closed. Please check back in Summer 2024 for information on the next intake.

If you have any questions about applications, please email engage@rsno.org.uk