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




Apply to join the Choir School as a day pupil - for ages 8 plus

Boys and girls can join St Mary's Music School as a chorister from age nine and will be expected to stay for the five year programme. Children younger than nine can join for a probationary year and also come along on a Tuesday evening for choir practice. Choir School places are only available to day pupils. 

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

Find out more about applying to study music at Scotland's only Choir School. 


Attend an online event

Introduction to Being a Chorister - 3.30pm to 4.15pm January 29th 2021 

This event will take place online and is designed to give an overview of what it is like to be a chorister at St Mary's Music School and part of the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral. It will be take a webinar format and wil include live presentations and videos. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your child becoming part of this exceptional tradition. 

Your hosts will be:

  • Dr Kenneth Taylor, Headteacher of St Mary's Music School
  • Yvonne Jarron, Head of Primary, St Mary's Music School
  • Duncan Ferguson, Organist and Master of the Music, St Mary's Cathedral
  • Reverend Marion Chatterley, Vice Provost, St Mary's Cathedral

Register your place

If you would like any further information please contact Mary Walls, mwalls@st-marys-music-school.co.uk 


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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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