All pupils compose. Junior Instrumentalists (age 9-13) have opportunities to compose both within and outwith their formal Music lessons; a Junior Composition Club takes place at the end of the day on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Composition is a requirement for Advanced Higher Music, taken in S5, and for the Cambridge PreU exam, taken in S6. Class lessons are given by our resident composer Tom David Wilson.

Pupils can also take Composition as a one-to-one course. 

Pieces written for St Mary's Music School

Links below to work of some of our second-study composition students:

Brass CD clips recorded whilst at school, arrangement by pupil David Swan 

Intermezzo by Hugh Mackie (formerly Head Chorister at the Cathedral) played by Anna Michels 

Clip: Voluntary by pupil Max Carsley (then Head Chorister at the Cathedral), performed by Director of Music Paul Stubbings


Tom David Wilson