The National Youth Choir of Scotland is dedicated to providing high-level singing opportunities for Scotland’s young singers. NYCoS was established in 1996 to provide a national infrastructure for young people, teachers and choir directors to support and develop choral singing in Scotland.
The core objectives of NYCoS are:
- To establish, encourage, enhance and support choral singing at all levels to the highest standards for Scotland’s young people.
- To provide training, support and resources for those who direct choral singing and deliver vocal education.
- To be a powerful advocate for choral singing at all levels of cultural and educational life in Scotland.
NYCoS activities now include four National Choirs, a growing network of Area Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and a broad range of educational projects. NYCoS also commissions and publishes a range of publications, songbooks and educational resources.
The Central Office, in Glasgow, is responsible for managing all NYCoS activities although the Area Choirs are linked with local co-ordinators. Music staff are employed throughout Scotland as and when required.