Instrumental Auditions

Entry to the school is by audition and assessment, based on musical ability and potential. These auditions are held three times a year in October/November, January/February and April. Applications are assessed on an individual basis and may be submitted at any point during the session. Currently pupils study a full range of orchestral instruments along with voice, organ, clarsach, accordion, recorder, bagpipes and composition, but we are happy to accept applications for any instrument. Pupils may wish to audition on more than one instrument; one of the studies should be a harmony instrument.

We accept pupils from Primary 5 (age 9 to 10) through to the Sixth Form (up to age 19).  New pupils can enter the school in all years.

If you would like to know more about the audition process, or would like to discuss a particular application, please get in touch with Mary Walls, our Admissions Secretary on 0131 538 7766 or

  Application forms


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