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St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s only specialist music school, selecting pupils for musical ability and potential, regardless of means, with up to full financial support available.

There are currently around 80 pupils at the School, and in addition Saturday Music Classes enable a further 150 local children to have the opportunity to discover the rewards of making music. Our outreach programmes and masterclasses reach over 1,000 young aspiring musicians across Scotland, and our concerts are attended by pupils, parents, families, and those who love music.

Many of our pupils benefit from the Aided Places Scheme or Cathedral Scholarships.  However, there are between 15 and 20 pupils who are supported by School Bursaries, which play an increasingly important part in our funding portfolio, supported by individuals, trusts and foundations and companies.

Each year the School needs to raise over £200,000 to support bursaries, masterclasses and outreach programmes, instruments, and the specialist teaching that enhances the student experience.

Become a Friend, support the Bursary Fund with a donation of any amount, or become a Patron.   

Your support is vital to realising the potential of Scotland’s young musicians.

 

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