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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Be A Chorister Afternoon - for children P3 to P5

To register for our upcoming Chorister Afternoon on 19 April 2024, Follow this link. This is a very popular event, but you will be added to a waiting list if the event is full. Closing date for registration is 8 April. 

Find out what it means to be part of this incredible tradition.

Being a chorister provides an excellent music and academic education and is immensely rewarding. In this very special afternoon your child will join the Choristers of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh for a practice singing session at the beautiful Song School, then they will head to St Mary's Music School for a fun activity and afternoon tea and finally they will return to the Cathedral to put on the cassock and soutane our choristers wear and join them to sing in the Cathedral.

Families and friends are most welcome to attend the performance.

Who can attend?

The afternoon is open to children P3 to P5 who love to sing and who live within travelling distance of St Mary's Cathedral, at Palmerston Place, Edinburgh.

Full time chorister places begin in P5 and last for five years. Probationer chorister places begin in P3 or P4.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions about being a chorister.

Find out more about being a chorister here. Financial support is available.








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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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