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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Digital Open Days 

Our highly successful open days are running again in the Spring. An opportunity for a unique peek inside life at a specialist music school. 

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Instrumentalist Taster Day 

Join our pupils for an exciting and interactive day. Open to young musicians aged 9 to 16.

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Saturday Music Classes 

New for January 2022 - Pre-school recorder class. Why not try a free taster lesson? Applications are open for the January term. 

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Pianodrome Sessions 

We've joined with the incredible Pianodrome for their Sessions series, recorded in one of Edinburgh's most iconic venues.

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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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