City of London School for Girls Music Department

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St. Giles' Terrace, Barbican, London EC2Y 8BB
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About the school

City of London School for Girls (CLSG) is an independent day school for girls aged 7-18 situated in the heart of the Barbican. Opened in 1894, the school provides an outstanding education to able girls from all backgrounds, cultures and faiths. Our location allows us to attract pupils from all over Greater London and beyond, and to give them access to every learning opportunity our capital has to offer.

Music at CLSG

At CLSG we are in no doubt that learning music increases academic advantage. We have opportunities for all girls to indulge their musical pursuits including an array of orchestras, choirs and ensembles. We develop our advanced musicians and Music Scholars through workshops in Alexander Technique, masterclass opportunities, and Chamber Music and by offering opportunities to contribute to events in and out of CLSG.

Our vision

Music is an entitlement of every girl –  At City 16% of our Senior School pupils receive Bursary support, over 80% receive full financial assistance. By being here tonight you are supporting our 125th Anniversary Appeal, to support every girls who is both academically able and who qualifies for a Bursary – thank you.

Challenge for everyone – In and out of the classroom we strive to provide challenges for every musician. For the most able musician and our scholars we provide an accelerated programme at GCSE, Chamber Music and Masterclasses.

Authentic experiences – Visiting musicians and practitioners help to make the experiences we offer the girls musically authentic.

Embracing the city –  We are part of a vibrant City full of cultural opportunities and we aim for this to form part of the curriculum and extracurricular opportunities we provide.

Cultivating partnerships – We work with other schools and organisations in the City and beyond to provide stimulating experiences for the girls and to make use of external venues to share the work we do.

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