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




Introduction to Being a Chorister

Find out what it means to be part of this incredible tradition. 

Friday 12th November, 2021

Being a chorister provides an excellent music and academic education and is immensely rewarding. In this very special afternoon we take a look at what life is like as a chorister and hear from pupils and staff. 

Given the changing restrictions, the format of the event is still to be decided but we hope it will include a visit to the Cathedral and the Song School and St Mary's Music School. There will be the opportunity to meet key staff and ask any questions. Further details of the event will be confirmed soon.

  • Full time chorister places begin in P5 and last for five years.
  • Probationer chorister places begin in P3 or P4. 
  • Read our Frequently Asked Questions about being a chorister.
  • Find out more about being a chorister here. 
  • Financial support is available. 

If you have any questions please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk or telephone 0131 5387766


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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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