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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Apply to study music as a day or boarding pupil - for ages 9 to 19 

Applications to study music at Scotland's specialist music school are welcomed from talented young musicians and singers from the UK and abroad. Places are available for young people who are age 9 to 19.  Boarding places are usually open to applicants who are age 12 and over. 

Up to 100% financial support is possible for pupils from the UK and is based on affordability. Financial assistance may be available to outstanding international candidates.  

Find out more about applying to study music at Scotland's specialist music school. 

Apply to become a Chorister - for ages 8 plus 

Boys and girls can join St Mary's Music School as a chorister from age 9 and will be expected to stay for the five year programme. Children younger than 9 can join for a probationary year. Choir School places are only available to day pupils.  

Up to 100% financial support is available for pupils and is based on affordability.  

Apply for Saturday Music Classes for children age 4 to 14 

Children age 4 to 14 are welcome to apply for Saturday Music Classes. Group and individual classes are available from beginner level upwards.  There is no audition and places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Up to 100% financial support is possible for pupils and is based on affordability.  

Apply for a Music Summer School - for ages 13 to 19 

Details of our Summer Schools can be found here: 



Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes


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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