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Professor Jeffrey Sharkey

I am very pleased to write in support of St Mary's Music School's plans for a move to the site of the former Royal High School. I have long known of the excellence and importance of St Mary's since I was Director of Music at the Purcell School in the 1990's. We needed to move premises back then to achieve all of our educational goals for our pupils and St Mary's now finds itself in a similar position. Now that I am Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, I can further attest to the vital role St Mary's Music School plays for talented musicians in our country. This new site would allow them to achieve their vision and we would look forward to a deepening partnership to serve the arts in Scotland.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey

Instrumental Learning

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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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