Our Aims

At St Mary’s Music School, our ethos is based around these fundamental aims:

  • To provide specialist music education to exceptionally gifted young musicians and the choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral
  • To contribute to the cultural life of Scotland and internationally
  • To encourage applications from all pupils with the potential to benefit from a supportive specialist musical education
  • To develop every element of a pupil’s education: musical, academic and personal, to the highest of standards
  • To encourage confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and self-awareness
  • To prepare and support pupils socially and professionally for the future
  • To promote engagement with the wider community through our outreach programme