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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Celebrity 6 Series


A unique opportunity to meet, and be inspired by internationally-renowned musicians from across the globe. 


The Celebrity 6 Series is an exclusive programme that welcomes outstanding musicians for an hour of insight, music and conversation. On Friday afternoons, pupils across the whole school join together to meet a guest artist online, and since 2020 we have welcomed solo artists, orchestral and ensemble players, composers and conductors who each share their experience and expertise. Frequently a guest will hear our pupils play and provide invaluable feedback and advice.

Guests have included: 

  • Angela Hewitt (piano)
  • Gautier Capuçon (cello)
  • Rachel Podger (violin)
  • Lorenza Borrani (violin)
  • Lorna McGhee (flute) 
  • Malcolm Martineau (piano)
  • Sarah Willis (horn)
  • Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
  • Arve Henriksen (trumpet)
  • Steven Isserlis (cello)
  • Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)
  • Alina Ibragimova (violin)
  • Tommy Smith (saxophone)
  • Judith Weir (composer)
  • Stephen Hough (piano)
  • Zoë Beyers (violin)
  • Susan Tomes (piano)

It was such an amazing experience to be able to ask Sir Antonio Pappano questions and hear his advice. The whole series though has been incredible and such a great opportunity to hear from musicians playing at this level. I always look forward to Fridays!

Alex, S5

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If you are a young musician, music teacher, alumnus/a or supporter you are most welcome to attend. Simply sign-up to receive our enews to find out about the next events.

This year, series 5, we have another fabulous line up of musical luminaries. Pictured left to right we have Brett DeanBrett wil be joining us on February 3rd, Brett is a composer and violist, Julian Joseph, well known jazz musician, Julian will be joining us on April 21st, and former pupil Kate Molleson, journalist and broadcaster will be featured on April 28th. 




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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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