St Mary's Music School

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St Mary's Music School
Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EL

St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s national music school – one of five Government-supported specialist music schools in the UK. We offer musically gifted young people an exceptional education in an inspiring and supportive environment



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Primary school
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Age-range
9 - 19

St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s national music school – one of five Government-supported specialist music schools in the UK and the only one of its kind in Scotland.

A passion for music lies at the heart of everything we do and we offer musically gifted young people, aged from 9 to 19 years, an exceptional education in an inspiring and supportive environment.

We embrace all kind of music-making from classical repertoire to jazz to traditional Scottish music and our alumni go on to perform at the highest level, contributing actively to musical communities throughout the world.

Founded in 1880 as the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, in 1972 we became a specialist music school, welcoming young instrumentalists, vocalists and composers.

Co-educational and non-denominational, our 80 pupils come from Scotland, the UK and overseas. Our 15 choristers are all day pupils living in Edinburgh while around half of our 65 instrumentalists board with us.

Applications

Entry to St Mary’s Music School is by audition, with musical ability and potential our only criteria. It’s our goal to attract and recruit the most exceptional young choristers from Edinburgh and instrumentalists from across the UK and internationally.

We consider every application individually and we offer places on merit, regardless of financial circumstance.

Fees

Fees for UK pupils are based on affordable parental contribution with up to 100% support available from the Scottish Government’s Aided Places Scheme.

St Mary’s Music School buildings are now closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. All teaching is taking place online

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