We are accepting applications for boarding and day places for Autumn 2020 entry. 

If you would like to find out more, including information about the Aided Places Scheme, please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk



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Every year we welcome gifted young musicians from the UK and abroad to join St Mary's Music School as instrumentalists, singers or composers. Up to 100% funding is available for all applicants supported by the Scottish Government's Aided Places Scheme so affordability should never be a barrier to applying.


Virtual Open Day and Instrumental Taster Days

Interested in studying at St Mary’s Music School? Why not join us for our Virtual Open Day or Instrumental Taster Days coming up in October and November?

  >>> Virtual Open Day

  >>> Instrumental Taster Days

Music Classes for Children

Try a free taster lesson at our Saturday Music Classes for ages 4 to 12.


Move to Former Royal High School Site Called Off

Increase costs to the project has deemed the move no longer practical. 



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The Seven Hills Project


In academic year 2022/23 we celebrate our 50th anniversary and have devised a major new music project celebrating composition, creativity and community. It combines original poetry by Alexander McCall Smith, commissions of chamber music by seven composers and a major work for orchestra and choir, written by Sir James MacMillan CBE.


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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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