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




Alexander Armstrong

My love of singing started when I was a child. I was a chorister at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh from the age of 11, that is when it took hold and went up a gear. When you are singing five days a week, that’s a big commitment. If you're going to sing well, then it requires technique, polish and you do have to learn to structure phrases. You also learn the subtleties of your vocal range – for instance, a top E is different depending on the vowel you're singing at the time. But singing for fun is always good. 

There are plans for St Mary’s Music School to move to the former Royal High School building in Edinburgh. This will offer the school a high profile location to expand and continue its work in being a musical centre of excellence in Scotland. The ties with St Mary’s Cathedral will remain strong. As a former pupil, I send my best wishes and support for a positive step forward for the arts in Scotland’s capital.

Alexander Armstrong, Comedian, Actor, Television Presenter and Singer

Alexander Armstrong

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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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