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Tudor Morris

As Director of The Music School, along with my Assistant Director Susan Emslie it gives me great pleasure to introduce this website about our unique institution.

Nowhere else in Europe is there a school in the maintained sector which offers a complete specialist music programme from primary to secondary level in two neighbouring centres. The happy association with Flora Stevenson Primary School ensures the musical development of our students from an early age within a caring and sensitive framework. The intensive training - involving regular practice, various ensembles and individual expert tuition from the most talented and dedicated teachers in the land, paves the way for our students to secure positions in some of the most prestigious colleges, universities, ensembles, orchestras and media organisations in the world.

Also unique is the commitment to all styles of music. Building on our exceptional reputation for classical teaching we now offer expertise in the fields of rock, jazz and traditional Scottish music. New exciting ventures have included workshops with internationally renowned singers, songwriters and instrumentalists and lectures on the music industry. The City of Edinburgh Music School keeps abreast of all that is new on the music scene while ensuring the highest standards and finest traditions of teaching, performing and academic study.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about The Music School personally.

I can be contacted at Broughton High School at the address above or at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tudor Morris
Director, The City of Edinburgh Music School


Entry Applications for starting in August 2014

Please note that all applications for entry to the Music School closed on Friday 31 January 2014.



Edinburgh Bach Choir - St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh

Scotsman Review 31.03.14

DESPITE what it says on the tin, the contents of Edinburgh Bach Choir’s spring concert only had one work by the man himself – and they didn’t sing it.

Instead, Malcolm Goodare – a pupil at the City of Edinburgh Music School – took to the stage to perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 2, and very nearly stole the show. When emotional maturity arrives, to meet the technical dexterity already firmly in place, Goodare will be a genuine force to be reckoned with.

See the full review at:


 Anna McLuckie


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Music School student Anna McLuckie has received over 5 million hits on YouTube after her performance on The Voice on BBC1.

Read the full story here


Not often we quote The Tatler - but nice to get a mention in the following article.....

The Tatler Guide to State Schools - 3rd January 2014

More bang for no bucks: the smarter side of the fee-free system. Alice Rose rounds up the best non-public schools in the land...

We are not idiots. We know that Tatler is the last place you might expect to find a guide to state schools. But consider this: to put two children through the private system costs around £600,000 - that's £1.2 million before tax. And is private really superior? Not always, not any more. The state sector has some spanking-new buildings, strong discipline, sporting rigour and academic ambition. Plus, your child gets a better preparation for the real world, the one where not everything is handed to them on a sterling-silver platter, where there is a cosmopolitan mix, where you will have to fight to get to the top. And best of all, when you do finally get into the Cabinet, everyone will love you because you didn't go to Eton.

So here they are, the crème de la crème of the British state system.Do everything you can to get your children a place at one of these schools - you will not regret it.


Also - not often we quote the TES, but we agree with this one:

TES 28.03.14

A report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) which looked at the degree outcomes of 130,000 young university entrants who entered full-time degree courses in autumn 2007, also confirmed previous studies suggesting that pupils at state schools do better than privately educated students, when they hold the same grades.

For example, state school pupils holding three B grades were 9 percentage points more likely to gain a first or an upper second than someone from a private school with the same grades.

And while we are talking of Higher Education.... 

University and College Offers

Music School students have already received offers to study at the following places next year:

Oxford University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music,

Royal Northern College of Music, Berklee College Boston USA, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Welsh College of Music.

6 of the offers are unconditional and 4 are with a scholarship.

Congratulations to all our senior students. 


Music School Pupils Commended For Performance

Review of Peebles' Orchestra's Autumn Concert:   "The final new beginning we witnessed at Peebles' Orchestra Autumn Concert was surely that of two exciting musical careers for the evening’s outstanding young soloists. Malcolm Goodare and Alasdair Morton, both just 16 years old and pupils of Alasdair Mitchell at the City of Edinburgh Music School, joined the orchestra for a performance of Vivaldi’s Concert for Two Cellos and Strings. Both had impressive stage presence, played with great beauty of tone (particularly evident in the central slow movement) and dealt effortlessly with the fast passagework of the outer movements. Particularly striking was how well they interacted, whether harmonising or imitating, in a way befitting experienced chamber musicians. The accompaniment by the orchestra’s strings was by turns sensitive and lively, making this a truly satisfying account of a rarely-heard work, but the stars of the show were undoubtedly the soloists, of whom we can confidently expect to hear much more in the future!".
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Music School student, Harmony Rose Bremner sang beautifully on Saturday night, (9 Nov 2013) in Greyfriars Kirk in the premiere of Paul Mealor's piece The Farthest Shore.  Read the whole story here:
The composer, who shot to fame in 2011 when his motet, a setting of Ubi Caritas et Amor, was premiered at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, told Harmony after the performance that hers was the best rendition of it he has heard. 




Broughton Christmas Concert will be on Tuesday 17 December at 7pm.


Twilight Recitals

Twilight Recitals are held in the Recital Room at Broughton.

All are open to everyone, from 4 pm to 4.45 pm and admission is free.

Next Recitals: 05th & 12th February



1st year pupil, 12 year old Saskia Eng, stole the show at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre on Friday evening, 1 November 2013, and took home 1st prize!     Read more here:









Follow the link to read a review by Music School student Isla Ratcliff in the Herald newspaper:


Click on the link to find out about our recent visit from Soweto Melodic Voices.


Martyn Benett

Dr Margaret Bennett  visited the Music  School on Wednesday 24 April to unveil  a portrait of her son Martyn Bennett by artist Andrew  Ward.   The portrait has  been gifted to the  Music School.   Margaret also delivered a lecture about Martyn and his work.  


Amnesty International

S5 Music School student Isla Ratcliff is a finalist in the Amnesty Protest Song Competition.

She will perform her song at a glittering ceremony in London on April 30th.


The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards  

The City of Edinburgh Music School in conjunction with Drake Music Scotland has been shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their performance at the Cultural Olympics in London. 



On 15th April - 16 Music School students took part in the EYO Gala Concert at the Usher Hall and shared the stage with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Julian Lloyd Webber, Donald Runnicles, En Shao and Garry Walker.




Where to find us

We are situated in both Broughton High School,

and Flora Stevenson Primary School -

only 5 minutes drive from the centre of Edinburgh.

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29 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 1EG

Tel - (0131) 332-7805 


175 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1BG

Tel - (0131) 332 1604