Entry to St Mary’s Music School is based on musical ability or potential ability and pupils are selected after an audition process.

Advisory auditions are held on a monthly basis throughout the school year. There is no charge for an Advisory audition.

Instrumental and Chorister auditions are held each term in October/November, January/February and April.  Auditions can also be arranged during holiday periods. 

Who can apply?

Entry depends on musical ability. Our pupils come from all over Britain and abroad, either at primary age; secondary school entry level; 6th year level or between school and higher education.

What are the criteria for acceptance?

Our audition panel seeks to identify musical talent and potential, whether in a young chorister or in instrumentalists, composers and singers, who can enter at any stage, even for just two years before music college or university.


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We welcome visits by arrangement throughout the academic year and hold a number of Open Days and informal Open Evenings. Find out more.