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




Duncan Ferguson

Duncan Ferguson is the Organist and Master of the Music at St Mary's Cathedral, Scotland's only choral foundation with a tradition of daily services. Duncan's recordings with the cathedral choir have gained critical acclaim, including three Gramophone Editors' Choice and a Gramophone Recommendation. Prior to moving to St Mary's he was the Organ Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford and St Paul's Cathedral, London. As an organist and choirmaster he has toured widely and worked with a number of orchestras and ensembles. 


  Organ Studies

Duncan Ferguson







Additional Responsibilities

Master of the Music at St Mary's Cathedral Choir


Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes


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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