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




SCO Youth Academy in Partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sundays 1-29 November 2020, 2pm-5pm
St Thomas of Aquin's High School, Edinburgh

SCO Youth Academy is a new youth orchestra for school-aged musicians, delivered in partnership with St Mary’s Music School. The Academy offers a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians to work with expert SCO players over a series of five Sunday afternoons in the centre of Edinburgh. Conducted by Gordon Bragg and tutored by SCO musicians, the SCO Youth Academy is open to school-aged orchestral musicians who have reached at least Grade 6 for strings and percussion (including timpani) and Grade 7 for winds and brass. Places will be allocated on submission of a successful video audition. Repertoire for this course is Sibelius' Finlandia and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade movements I and III.

Please note there is no audition/application fee. The course fee of £90 per participant is only applicable after places are confirmed. We do not, however, want cost to be a barrier and can provide bursaries for up to 100% fees and travel expenses. For enquiries regarding bursaries and support for travel and access, please contact Susan White at swhite@st-marys-music-school.co.uk.

To register your place click here 


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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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