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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Applications open for 2022

We invite applications from gifted young musicians in any instrument. Boarding and day places are available and up to 100% funding. 

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Open Days and Taster Days

Find out what it's like to be a pupil at a specialist music school. Our autumn dates are now online. Register your place. 

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Saturday Music Classes 

Applications for music classes for children age 4 to 12 are open for the autumn term. Great teachers, group and individual classes and lots of fun. 

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Sounds of Summer

Join us online for our Sounds of Summer featuring highlights of music-making from the summer term. Sundays 8, 15, 22 August at 5pm. 

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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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