Applications can be made here annually from the beginning of August. Application packs are also sent to secondary schools across the west of Scotland and via email to tutors and Instrumental Heads of Service. Most applications are now submitted via the WSSO website but can also be sent to the WSSO office at the University of Strathclyde.

The recommended level for applicants is as follows;

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grades are for guidance only and are NOT compulsory. Please consult with your instrumental teacher before applying.  All applications must be accompanied by the instrumental teacher’s comments on performance level and general commitment. These can be emailed separately to; info@wsso.org.uk

Senior Ensembles
Symphony Orchestra (S2 – S6 / Playing level equivalent to approx. ABRSM Gd 6+)
Concert Band (S2 – S6 / Playing level equivalent to ABRSM Gd 6+)

Training Ensembles
String Orchestra (P7 – S3 / Playing level equivalent to approx. ABRSM Gd 3+)
Training Band (P7 – S3 / Playing level equivalent to approx. ABRSM Gd 3+)

Applicants for senior ensembles will be invited to attend an audition at the University of Strathclyde during November. No auditions are currently held for training ensemble membership.

APPLICATION FORMS & THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM FOR SEASON 2018 WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE FROM 1ST AUGUST 2017