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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Join us for our Virtual Open Events or our in-person Taster Days or Be a Chorister Afternoon and find out what it is like to be a pupil at a specialist music school

Attending a Virtual Open Day, an Instrumentalist Taster Day or a Be a Chorister Afternoon is an ideal way to find out more about becoming a pupil at St Mary's Music School and allows you to see and hear, first hand, the oportunities available to young people who have an outstanding musical talent.

Open Days give you the chance to see St Mary's Music School in action and to meet current pupils and staff.  You will hear from the Director of Music, our Headteacher and our current pupils about life as a specialist musician at St Mary’s Music School. You will learn about the academic curriculum and our outstanding results, the opportunities in chamber music and a variety of ensembles and you will discover how music is completely interwoven into everyday life. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. 

Virtual events last for around an hour and are a mixture of live presentation and discussion and pre-recorded video. 

Whether you compose, sing or play any instrument, join us to discover the benefits of being surrounded by other young musicians who love music as much as you do.  

Register for our next Open Event

We will be scheduling new dates shortly. If you would like to receive updates of our future events, please sign up here oer contact admissions@dt-marys-music-school.co.uk 


Instrumental Taster Day, Piano, Strings, Accordion - October 31st 2021

If you play piano, strings or accordion join us for our Instrumental Taster Day. Bring along your instrument and join in some music classes and activities. 

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Applying to the Choir School 

If you are interested in becoming a chorister, we also hold a 'Be A Chorister' event. Being a chorister provides an excellent music and academic education and is immensely rewarding. In this very special afternoon we take a look at what life is like as a chorister and hear from pupils and staff.

If you would like to visit the School in person or have any questions about our open days please contact Admissions, admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk



Read what our guests said about previous online open days


Congratulations to all who participated in the webinar - it was a wonderful presentation of a remarkable school.

..her mother and I really enjoyed the virtual Open Day this morning and we were impressed by the team's mastery of the new technology; the sincerity and commitment of all involved were apparent and impressively so and the school's distinctive ethos was palpable. Please convey our warm thanks to all, and especially to the students, who were brilliant. As with so many other experiences during the pandemic, we found this to be in many ways a more enlightening, economical and enjoyable Open Day than the traditional face to face versions. 

Well done! Very informative and lovely to watch the pupils who clearly love the school they are in.   



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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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St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
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