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




JoAnna Collings

JoAnna Collings was educated at St George’s School in Edinburgh and holds degrees from Cambridge University, Bangor University and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She has also completed the Open University’s Certificate in Accounting.  Prior to joining St Mary’s Music School in 2004, JoAnna was an environmental research scientist at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University. 

Outside of work, JoAnna enjoys gardening and is a keen member of the local rowing club, competing in Scotland and beyond.

JoAnna has been the Bursar of St Mary’s Music School since 2017, having previously held the post of Assistant Bursar.

JoAnna Collings


MA (Hons), MSc, PhD, Cert Acc



Additional Responsibilities

Company Secretary
Health & Safety Officer


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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