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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Chamber Music 

Regular involvement in Chamber Music is some of the best training a musician can have. In the Senior School (ages 13-19) Chamber Music is a regular timetabled activity, for an hour-and-a-half, twice a week; for Juniors (age 9-13), every Wednesday afternoon. 

At any point in the year there are between 20 and 30 chamber groups in operation, from piano or guitar duets to quartets and larger mixed ensembles, such as a Septet and the Baroque Ensembles. 

Chamber Music plays an important role in the school’s own concerts, in venues including the Queen’s Hall, Greyfriars Kirk, St Mary’s Cathedral and the Jam House. Strong links with the RNCM and universities such as Edinburgh and St Andrews give regular opportunities to be involved in Chamber Music events more widely. The Winter Chamber Music Festival is a much anticipated time of the school year.


 Practising : one in a series of short films inspired by the book Robert Schumann’s Advice to Young Musicians, Revisited by Steven Isserlis


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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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