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 Day

Take a peek behind the scenes and find out what it is like to be a pupil at a specialist music school in these popular events that we hold throughout the year. 

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.  Attending a Virtual Open Day will present you with the perfect opportunity to discover the world of St Mary's Music School, one of five designated specialist music schools in the UK and the only one in Scotland. 

A lively mix of live chat and pre-recorded video 

In this hybrid event you will hear from pupils and staff about what it is like to study here, you'll be able to ask any questions you may have and you'll be able to watch footage recorded in rehearsal, in performance, in the boarding house and classroom. 
  • Discover how music makes up nearly 50% of every week yet our academic results are amongst the highest in Scotland
  • Hear about the exceptonal level of one-to-one music tuition every pupil receives 
  • Find out about our very small class sizes and see what lessons are really like
  • See why boarding is such good fun for instrumentalists and what an exciting opportunity being a chorister is
  • Explore how our pupils go on to music college, conservatoire, university, not just to study music but other subjects too
  • Join in with a range of fun and informal musical activities 
  • And learn how we can provide financial support to every pupil based in the UK, often up to 100%. If you are not from the UK we may also be able to provide some financial support). 

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for our next virtual open morning or contact our admissions department, admissions@smms.uk for more information. 



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We hold many events throughout the year, from Open Days to free masterclasses with exceptional musicians. If you would like to receive news of future events sign up to receive our regular e-news. 


 "...her mother and I really enjoyed the virtual Open Day...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."

"Well done! Very informative and lovely to meet 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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