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Thursday 3 September 2020

SQA Exam Results 2020 - Congratulations to all our pupils on their exam results

Over 75% of SQA grades awarded resulted as Grade A and this session we saw our highest percentage pass rate (100%) across all levels.

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Monday 31 August 2020

Welcome to our new Head of Strings

In an exciting move for St Mary’s Music School we are delighted to welcome Dr Valerie Pearson as our new Head of Strings.The new full-time role will allow William Conway, who has been fulfilling the joint role of Head of Strings and Artistic Director for more than ten years, to devote more time to his role as the School’s Artistic Director.

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Thursday 20 August 2020

Headteacher takes on Seven Hills Challenge

Support Headteacher Dr Taylor as he takes on the challenge of running the course of the Seven Hills Race in 140 minutes - that's just over 14 miles...over 2200 feet of ascent....and just 20 minutes per hill!

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Wednesday 19 August 2020

New commission and collaboration celebrates 40 years of support for specialist music education in the UK

Eleven talented young musicians from St Mary’s Music School join a pioneering collaboration between the UK’s five specialist music schools to celebrate 40 years of government support.

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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Directors' Recital Prize 2020 Winners Announced

Congratulations to Sofia Ros and Cliodhna Scott who were announced as the winners of the Directors' Recital Prize 2020 last night. 

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Tuesday 23 June 2020

Danny Driver masterclass for senior pianists

To continue our term of online learning, we were delighted to welcome celebrated pianist Danny Driver to deliver a masterclass to senior pupils by Zoom. 

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Thursday 28 May 2020

Antonio through to the final of Concurso Internacional de Piano “Ciudad de Sevilla”

We are delighted that pupil Antonio is successfully through to the final of the VII Concurso Internacional de Piano “Ciudad de Sevilla”. 

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Wednesday 27 May 2020

Exciting new music opportunity will hit the right note with young players in Scotland

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Mary’s Music School are delighted to announce the launch of SCO Youth Academy.

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Friday 8 May 2020

Online auditions open for applications

St Mary's Music School is now accepting applications for online auditions for instrumental and chorister places. Advisory auditions are also available. 

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Thursday 5 March 2020

Michael Kanan, jazz pianist, swops New York for Edinburgh

We were delighted to welcome jazz pianist Michael Kanan, all the way from New York, to spend the day with pupils. 

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Wednesday 4 March 2020

SCO Youth Academy announced as part of Scottish Chamber Orchestra's season launch

SCO Youth Academy, a new youth orchestra in partnership with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, is announced as part of SCO's launch of their second season with Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev 2020-21

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Thursday 20 February 2020

Masterclasses and Music Academies feature in outreach programme for 2020

St Mary’s Music School launches ambitious outreach programme for 2020 featuring a flagship collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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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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