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




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The best way for children and their parents to see whether becoming a chorister is the right choice, is to try it out. We run a regular singing club on a Tuesday afternoon, as well as 'Be a Chorister Afternoon' twice a year. We also encourage any parent to get in touch if you would like to find out more. 

Be a Chorister Afternoon

Twice a year we run our 'Be a Chorister Afternoon' which is the perfect way to see behind the scenes and for your son or daughter to have a glimpse of what life is like as a chorister. During the afternoon those children taking part will sing at the cathedral, meet current choristers and come and visit St Mary's Music School. It's a fun and relaxed way for them to sample life as a chorister and for you to ask any questions. 

The next 'Be a Chorister Afternoon' is on Friday November 15th 2019. Attendance is entirely free but places must be booked. To secure a place contact Mary Walls, Admissions Secretary on m.walls@st-marys-music-school.co.uk 

Cathedral Singing Club - Tuesday afternoons

If your son or daughter loves to sing and you think they might enjoy life as a chorister but would like to try out singing first, then joining our Cathedral Singing Club is a great way to do this. The Club is a free session on a Tuesday afternoon for pupils in Primary 3 or Primary 4 who love to sing.

Further information is available from Duncan Ferguson, Master of the Music at St Mary's Cathedral.


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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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